← Return to Liver damage after chemo: What can be done?

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@colleenyoung

Hi @justmonica, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I can imagine that you're concerned about your sister's future. While chemo radically improved the leukemia, the hepatoxicity has seriously damaged her liver. I'd like to bring fellow member @gaybinator @jeanne5009 and @rosemarya into this discussion as they may have information about liver repair to share.

Here's more information about liver damage due to chemotherapy:
* Liver Problems – Liver Dysfunction (Hepatotoxicity) Brought On By Chemotherapy http://chemocare.com/chemotherapy/side-effects/liver-problems-liver-dysfunction.aspx

The liver has the greatest regenerative capacity of any organ in the body. Have your sister's doctors told her more about the extent of the damage to her liver? What tests have been done? Is it injured beyond its ability to regenerate itself?

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Yes, please bring them in any help I can get to try to help her is appreciated

It is beyond repair. They've given her till Thanksgiving with a miracle Christmas. I was a 10 out of 10 for bone marrow transplant that she did not need. so I offered a piece of my liver as a living donor but her platelets are between 13 and 45 and she would bleed to death before she could have the operation.