My diagnosis of advanced primary liver cancer was a huge shock. Everything happened so quickly – one minute I was on holiday in the USA, the next I was back in Australia having surgery.
It all came on suddenly when I couldn’t hold any food down for a few days. When my skin turned bright yellow I thought that this was getting a bit serious. I was also losing a lot of weight.
When I got home, my general practitioner (GP) arranged some tests. About 10 days later, the specialist rang me and I went into hospital that week for surgery to remove a third of my liver, as well as my gall bladder and spleen.