I was recommended for liver transplant due to two liver tumors, each around 1.5-2cm in size, and a liver cancer diagnosis. I had HEP C for maybe 30 years and have some cirrhosis. After nearly two years and taking all the qualifying tests TWICE I made the list February of this year. I have a MELD of 7 and thus a normally functioning liver at this time, but still have one tumor out of an original two that is only reducing very slightly in size after two procedures (the first of which did nothing). At the end of this month my exception points will come into effect and my MELD will be a 28 which would probably result in transplant offers within 90 days or so if the SRTR transplant calculator is accurate.
After such a difficult and long road to be listed, I should be happy, but find myself rather reluctant as it seems the "afterlife" of a transplant pretty much limits one in many ways - especially someone like me that has always been outdoors and lived around animals. Added to that, the hospital has these rules for "caregivers" such that are nearly impossible for a single working person like myself to meet.
I have researched the "odds" and it certainly does look like taking a chance on treating the cancer would be much diminished probability for a longer life expectancy than having a transplant.
I wondered if anyone on here matched my conditions somewhat as far as being in relative good health at the time with signs of liver cancer.