At age 12, Sydney Sullivan learned she had a serious liver disease that would ultimately lead to a liver transplant.
My parents were on the next flight to Austin and I was trying to understand how I went from a healthy, 26 year old to being consulted by the hepatic transplant team in the hospital.
The American Liver Foundation presents this compelling story of patient Barb Pitts who was diagnosed with liver cancer. This interview is for those who seek to understand more about liver cancer.
On Mother’s Day weekend, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Leading up to my double mastectomy, I had to have a series of blood work done. That’s where they discovered my elevated liver enzymes.
Her liver enzymes came back elevated. The nurse practitioner wanted Paysen to see a pediatric gastroenterologist.
I was diagnosed a couple weeks before my birthday with Stage 4 liver disease. I was more specifically told that I had Autoimmune Hepatitis and that I desperately need a new liver.
I was officially with diagnosed Autoimmune Hepatitis – Primary Biliary Cholangitis Overlap Syndrome in 2011.
My blood work was flagged for high liver enzymes. I spent the summer having additional blood work, an abdominal ultrasound, and a Gastroenterologist who ordered a liver biopsy.
In 2005 I was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis and later with NAFLD. Was also told that I didn’t qualify for a liver transplant.
Emma was a 9 year-old 4th grader when she was diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis. For a year or so before she was diagnosed, she was participating in gymnastics and cheer.
I have been diagnosed with various autoimmune diseases. One of which they are now considering may have overlapped into a second autoimmune disease (AIH/PBC) both attacking my liver.
I was in an airport about to fly home when my wife called and told me the diagnosis. Meyer had an autoimmune liver disease. I had no understanding of liver disease.