3AW's Derryn Hinch Needs Liver Transplant
November 5, 2010 at 5:07 AM (PT)
FAIRFAX Talk 3AW/MELBOURNE host DERRYN HINCH told listeners THURSDAY that he has been given a year to live unless he receives a liver transplant. HINCH said that doctors have ruled out a resection, the procedure that removes the cancerous part of the organ and leaves the rest to continue liver function. He added that he is undergoing pre-transplant assessment tests that will keep him off the air for now, noting that some potential recipients are rejected because of the likelihood that the new organ will be invaded by cancer as well.
In SEPTEMBER, HINCH told listeners that he had been diagnosed with liver cancer and would undergo chemotherapy, with a 60% chance of survival in five years. HINCH had previously been diagnosed with advanced cirrhosis of the liver and has spoken and written extensively about his past drinking; he has been a teetotaler for the last few years.