Sep 15, 2022
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.