I would speculate that the accelerated uncontrolled cellular division present in HCC and the fact that cancer cells ignore the body's apoptosis (literally f*** off and die) signals is why treatment is more effective if you kill of these cells first.
Sven wrote: Doc - I love the anology: the cancer cells ignore the body's apoptosis literally saying" f_ck off and die! Very well described,thank you.
Good analogy too for some big companies as well - thinking of my mobile phone service provider and no one else thanks.
Heading would have been less confronting if the word 'active' was in it!
GT3a 1990 Failed Inter 1998, comb in 2000. HCC 2012
Started 24/52 Sof/Dac 27th October 2015.
1. Bloods 2 October 2015: AST - 165 (20-40), ALT - 265 (5-40), GGT 189 (5-50)
2, Bloods 20 November 2015: ALT etc normal; VL 19
3. Bloods 8 January 2016: AST - 40, ALT - 59, GGT 48 VL RNA UND
4. EOT 12 April 2016 - blood tests: all is well, CT scan: okay
5. AFP 11 June 2016: 4 ref< 11
6. VL July 2016: DET
7. Oct16 start treat - June17 UND
8. Jun 18, lfts okay, platelets a bit low.