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my husband's hcv returned after eclusa so, do you feel a clinical trial may work?

They said he has less than a year if he doesn't take the trial. Does anyone know of anyone who has has a successful clinical trial? My husband also has liver cancer too.
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With liver cancer(HCC) and Presumably advanced chirross (given his prognosis of a short time to live) hopefully he is being treated by a hepatologist knowledgeable in all aspects of his condition.
There are salvage treatments on the market currently for those that fail Epclusa, however it does get tricky with what his particular situation presents.
What trial in particular was recommended and by who?
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He has a liver doctor at Mayo Clinic. It's a company in California. I'd have to look it up
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You should be working closely with a hepatologistvat a liver transplant center. Right now his primary concern is his liver cancer. Has he been approved for a liver transplant and is he on the list? Do you know his MELD score? The MELD is how patients are ranked for transplant priority. Patients with HCC are awarded extra points. Once he has a transplant he can then be evaluated for which treatment for hep c will work best for him. Also with a new liver he will be easier to cure.

Best of luck to you both
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His greatest health risk is his liver cancer not hepatitis c.
He cannot have a transplant because his lungs are too bad.  I have to look up his meld score
MELD is a composite score made from his creatinine, bilirubin, INR, and sodium test results.

But as he is not eligible for a liver transplant his MELD score isn’t really important.

So sorry to hear about this but anyway there really is no reason to treat his hep c until they can do something about his liver cancer. In some cases they can remove the tumor and avoid a transplant.

His treatment options are best discussed with his hepatologist care team.

Best to you both
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Be guided by his hepa in all aspects of his condition. They have an excellent liver clinic at the Mayo.
Best of luck to you both.
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Thank you
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