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(1 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Thanks for all of these what is posts Marion. Very useful to all!

Hugs,

Gavin

Invasion Depth Measured in Millimeters is a Predictor of Survival in Patients with Distal Bile Duct Cancer: Decision Tree Approach.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27549598

I thought you were going cruising today yet I can you see you lurking here!!

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Hi Alicia,

Welcome to the site. I did a quick search around the web for AHCC and could only really come up with this from a reputable website -

https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integ … herbs/ahcc

And as far as a reputable source goes, MSKCC is pretty good! I only did some quick googling on AHCC as I had never come across it before, but I did see a ton of website, newspapers and people etc making claims about it's benefits etc. I am not saying they are wrong, but there was a lack of what I would class as credible info available to read on it and that gets my alarm bells ringing if you know what I mean. Please be aware that there are a ton of claims made about a ton of things online and should your mum wish to try a supplement of any type please consult with the doctors and medical team before doing so.

I hope that the MSKCC piece is of interest to you and I hope that your mums chemo goes well also. Please keep on coming back here and let us know how everything goes.

My best wishes to you and your mum,

Gavin

Hi Meg,

Can't help you with any personal experiences as my dad never had chemo, but have you checked out the Chemo board that we have here on the site? I know over there that you will find a load of posts from the members of either theirs or their loved ones experiences of Gem/Cis.

The decision as to chemo or not is a very tough one and I would argue that there is no right or wrong answer for anyone. Each person should I would argue make the decision that they feel comfortable with. I always said to my dad that I would support him in whatever decision he made about his treatment and that he should do what he wanted to do and not what he felt others may or may not want him to do. But in essence I would say there is no right or wrong decsion here.

Hopefully the others will be able to chime in with their thoughts as well on this one. Please let us know how things go with your mum Meg and what she decides to do.

My best to you and your mum,

Gavin

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(6 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Dear Sharon,

I too am so very sorry to hear about Phil and please know that my thoughts are with you and your family right now. Like the others, I too am glad that you have decided to stay with us all and I know how hard it must be for you to come here and read the posts and post yourself so thnak you very much.

And that you as well for all of your efforts with the memorial run, that will be so very much appreciated by a lot of people. Thank you.

Hugs,

Gavin

Depletion of STYK1 inhibits intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma development both in vitro and in vivo.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27542675

Have a good time, a vacation sounds real good to me!! Safe travels and we'll see you when you get home!!

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Brilliant news Scott, superb!!!

Keep it coming!!

All the best,

Gavin

Double primary hepatic cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma) originating from hepatic progenitor cell: a case report and review of the literature.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27535234

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(4 replies, posted in Announcements)

Go Rick, as always!!  Thanks!!

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(2 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Thanks for that and I know that it will be of help to others who go through this right now or in time to come. I hope that these side effects of the Keytruda pass soon for your wife and of course I wish her every success with the treatment. Please let us know how things go.

My best to you both,

Gavin

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(9 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Dear Rangani,

I am so very sorry indeed to hear of the passing of your dear mum. Please accept my sincere condolences. I do wish that there was something that  I could say right now that would help ease the pain that you feel at this moment.

We thank you so much for your offer to help others in time who are going through this and I know that they and their loved ones will appreciate your efforts here.

Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family right now and also that we are here for you too.

Gavin

Never mind just your age....... I forgot about them too!

Thanks for the reminder Marion and I hope people go and use them now!

No need for stamps either!!!

Just in case anyone had heard about this and thought it worthy of further investigation.

Apricot kernels don't cure cancer, and they might poison you

http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/10/12405 … cure-toxic

Cancer Research in the UK have this as well -

Laetrile (amygdalin, vitamin B17)

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-c … s/laetrile

Gavin

Thanks for that Marion. Great way to get around the copyright regs! smile

Hugs,

Gavin

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(6 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Dear Rebecca,

I am so very sorry indeed to hear of the passing of your dear mum. Please accept my sincere condolences. I do wish that right now I could help ease the pain that you feel but please know that my thoughts are with you and your family. And please know as well that we are all here for you also.

Hugs,

Gavin

Natural compound oblongifolin C inhibits autophagic flux, and induces apoptosis and mitochondrial dysfunction in human cholangiocarcinoma QBC939 cells.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27499017

Residual Carcinoma In Situ at the Ductal Stump has a Negative Survival Effect: An Analysis of Early-stage Cholangiocarcinomas.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27501166

Relationship between the surgical margin status, prognosis, and recurrence in extrahepatic bile duct cancer patients.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27491729

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided antegrade stenting in an occluded biliary self-expandable metal stent.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27488330

Systematic review of feasibility, safety and efficacy of ex situ liver resection and autotransplantation

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27480659

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(12 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Dear Steven,

I too am sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mum. Please accept my sincere condolences. I wish there was something that I could say right now that would help ease the pain that you feel right now.

Please know that we are here for you and my thoughts are with you and your family right now.

Gavin

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(27 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Dear Jan,

I too am sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mum. Please accept my sincere condolences. I too am glad to hear that your mums passing was peaceful and pain free so please take some comfort from that. Please know that we are all here for you and my thoughts are with you and your family right now.

Hugs,

Gavin

High expression of apoptosis-inducing factor, mitochondrion-associated 3 (AIFM3) in human cholangiocarcinoma.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27473083