Hi Darlene,

Welcome to the site. Sorry that you had to find us all here and I am sorry to hear what you are going through right now. But I am glad that you've joined us here as you're in the best place for support and help and you can expect lots of each from all of us here. Thanks as well for sharing with us and I am sorry to hear that the chemo is so tough for you. My fingers are crossed ror you that the chemo works as hoped for and indeed that it does lead to surgery being an option for you.

I know that so many of our members or their loved ones have been through this chemo regime and I am sure that they will be along soon to share their experiences of this with you. Please do keep coming back here and ask questions if you want to and we will help as much as we can. Please know that we are here for you and we care. I hope that the scan on the 2nd goes well for you and gives you some well deserved good news. Please let us know how this goes for you.

My best wishes to you,


Not specifically CC related but thought I'd post it anyway.

Mentally Mastering Chemotherapy

http://www.cancer.net/blog/2014-08/ment … emotherapy


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Thanks for that asc. I hope that you and John get some good news on Tuesday and please keep us updated on how everything goes. My fingers are crossed for you both.

Best wishes to you and John,


New Guideline Addresses Management of Focal Liver Lesions.



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http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinfor … lines.aspx

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinfor … eport.aspx

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinfor … Cline.aspx

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer- … emotherapy

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http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer … -treatment

How electronic health records can help on your cancer journey.

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Personalizing Medicine in Geriatric Oncology



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Dear Olga,

I am so very sorry to hear this news from you, words fail me at this time. I so wish that I had the answer to why such bad things happen to good people. I wish as well that I could say something that would help you all right now. Please know that you can always come here as much as you want to vent away and I hope that you do so when needed. And you know that we are here for you as well.



The trips sound good Julie and I so hope that you and Lainy can meet up in Phoenix!


(6 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Great news Kris! Hope that the job goes well and yep, what is "normal" anyway!!


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Nothing creepy either IMO about your post Duke and loving your attitude as well!

Yep they are sheep and I have no idea what makes them run! Maybe they are chasing something Duke, sort of like greyhounds do at the races but can't see these sheep running as fast as greyhouds do! And no Lainy, I'm not in the crowd and yes Julie, it's nice to end each day with a smile! smile


(4 replies, posted in Chemotherapy)

Hi there,

Welcome to the site. Sorry that you had to find us all here and I'm sorry to hear about your husband, but glad that you've joined as you're in the best place for support and help and I know that you'll get loads of each from everyone here. Things can get a bit quiet at the weekend but I know that others will be along soon.

Have you had a look at the search forum function at the top of the page? That will throw up any posts on the site from the members and their experiences with this. My dad never had chemo so I can't help with any personal experiences here. Hopefully others will have more stuff to share with you.

I had a quick look on google and came up with this -


Don't know if that will be of use or not and the article is quite old as well. Please let us know how your husband gets on with all of this and know as well that we are here for you and we care.

My best wishes to you both,


I know Duke. It does my head in as well! I just post these links in case anything in the abstract jumps out and is of use to anyone here. I don't recommend paying for them at all but just post the abstract in case it helps someone. Plus, I like to post them as well in case people who can access these studies through their work or library etc want to read them. I think a few people can access them through their work without having to pay for them, like we would!

Anyone else got any thoughts?


Hi Sharon,

My dad got these as well Sharon and they would come just out of the blue, last a short while and then go again. His weren't due to infection though and he just got used to them. Here's a few links for you to read if you like.


And like Marion says, the search function will throw up lots of posts on this topic as well.

My best wishes to you and your husband,


Thanks for those Marion.

Ha! Yep Marion, early riser me. Wake up each day at 5.15am at my mums, then back to mine and the pc and kettle are on well before 6! Weekends are a long lie though, up at about 5.30!




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Pain Management 101

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PET Response Criteria for Solid Tumors Predict Survival at 3-Months After Intra-Arterial Resin-Based 90Yttrium (90Y) Radioembolization Therapy for Unresectable Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma.


That sounds like some good positive thinking to me Julie! And also, making plans to do fun things as well, well I love the sound of that as well!

Go Julie! Fingers crossed for the next scan, a good report please!



Hi Duke,

Not sure when the next one is but if I hear anything  will post a link to it here, Marion? The last one was a few days ago but the video of it doesn't seem to be online yet. When it goes up I'll post a link to that as well.

Hope all is well with you.


Positioning high-dose radiation in multidisciplinary management of unresectable cholangiocarcinomas: Review of current evidence.


http://www.biomedical-engineering-onlin … 8/abstract

Prototype of biliary drug-eluting stent with
photodynamic and chemotherapy using

http://www.biomedical-engineering-onlin … 13-118.pdf

"Genomics England, with the consent of participants and the support of the public, is creating a lasting legacy for patients, the NHS and the UK economy through the sequencing of 100,000 genomes: the 100,000 Genomes Project."

http://www.genomicsengland.co.uk/the-10 … s-project/

http://www.genomicsengland.co.uk/about- … s-england/