PSC Symptoms, Living Donor Transplant, and More: A Discussion with Nicola Tessier


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PSC Partners Seeking a Cure is pleased to present Living With PSC, a podcast moderated by Niall McKay. Each month, this podcast explores the latest research and knowledge about primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare liver disease. From patient stories, to the latest research updates from PSC experts, to collaborations that are necessary to find better treatments and a cure, this podcast has it all! In episode 34 of the Living with PSC Podcast, Host Niall McKay talks with Nicola Tessier, a post-transplant PSC patient, about her PSC diagnosis, dealing with symptoms, MELD score issues for PSC patients, receiving a living donor liver transplant from her brother, having children post-transplant, and much more. "The need for a liver transplant was heavily driven by my (increased) risk for cholangiocarcinoma," says Tessier. "On paper, I looked less sick than I really was. So, the option of a living donor was a better fit for me." She received 56% of her younger brother's liver. "It was a very special day," she says.

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