"They said it was so large it had gone over the hepatic artery and that it was inoperable.". These numbers can’t tell you how long you will live, but they might help you better understand your prognosis. Breast cancer patient excels at work during and after treatment. All rights reserved. We didn’t even know if I’d be able to get pregnant, and I’m forever grateful to Dr. Baker and her team and UChicago Medicine for taking on my case and allowing me to live.". "She was the only one in the world willing to operate on me and give me another chance at life," Leon said. "The doctors didn’t know when or why the tumor had started growing, and they suggested I go into palliative care." Copyright © Health Hearty & Buzzle.com, Inc.