After your treatment has finished, you will have regular check-ups. Your specialist will do a physical examination and you will usually have blood tests taken. Depending on the treatment you had, you may have regular CT scans to check the tumour hasn’t come back. After a liver transplant, you also have checks to make sure your body isn’t rejecting the new liver. Your doctor or nurse will talk to you about what to look out for.
Many people find that they get very anxious before appointments. This is natural. It may help to get support from family, friends or another organisation.
If you have any problems or notice any new symptoms in between check-ups, let your doctor or nurse know as soon as possible.
Share your experience
Having cancer is a life-changing experience. When treatment finishes, many people find it helps to talk about it and share their thoughts, feelings and advice with other people. This can be especially helpful for other people with primary liver cancer who are perhaps about to start their treatment. Just hearing about how you’ve coped, what side effects you had and how you managed them is very helpful to someone in a similar situation.
We can help you share your story. Call us on 0808 808 00 00 for more information.