However, Tamara’s efforts were not rewarded. Just as she thought that she’d made it, and only a few days before the trip to Asia that was supposed to symbolize her new start, she had a routine check. Completely unexpected, the scan showed inoperable liver metastases. A special local chemo-process called TACE is able to shrink some metastases, causing great pain, but, unfortunately, further metastases are growing in her lungs and bones. Several doctors have said that Tamara would no longer be alive if it wasn’t for TACE. Tamara’s family cover all costs for the process.