..... in Sydney Australia.

I was diagnosed with CC in October 2009. I had a successful resection in November 2009 where my cancerous common bile duct and gall bladder were removed, but a few lymph nodes were found to have cancer cells.

I completed six months chemo-therapy from February to July 2010, where I had Cisplatin and Gemcitabine.

A post chemo CT scan found no cancer cells, but I do understand that I have a fair way to go. I will have six monthly CT scans for the next four years, to moniter my progress. And my understanding is that after five years, the cancer would be said to be in remission.

I just wanted to put this post up, to give patients and loved ones good news and hope. I also wanted to thank the supportive, caring people who keeps this site going for the benefit of everyone who is affected by CC.

In praising the people who keeps this site going, I don't want to individually name names, as I don't want to offend anyone that I may miss. However, I do wish to thank Janet (Magic) from NSW Australia for her just being on this site. I am a bit biased as she is a local Aussie, but I have read some of her posts of how she first got onto this site and how she was encouraged to stay on to support others.

My mother had a knee surgery last week Janet, to replace one of her old ones. So best wishes to you for your knee surgery.

As it is often said, knowledge is empowering which is why I am thankful for this site, but also the people on here are just so supportive and caring.

Prayers and best wishes to you all.



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Hi Kate,

I was moved to hear that you lost your mum to CC, and then your dad the following year.

I am also from Sydney, Australia. I have a loving wife and 3 beautiful kids.

I was diagnosed with CC and had surgery in November 2009 to remove my cancerous common bile duct and  gall bladder.

I am currently in the middle of a 6 month chemotherapy stint as I had a few lymph nodes in that area with traces of the cancer. But everything appears to be progressing well for me.

I just wanted to give you some local support. All the best.


Hi Kris,

Wishing you all the best for your coming surgery.

My thoughts and prayers for you and your loved ones.


Hi everyone. I'm 43, with a loving wife. We have three children, aged 5, 3 and almost 2. We live in Sydney Australia. I was diagnosed with CC in November 2009 and I had surgery that same month where they removed the cancerous common bile duct and gall bladder. However, traces of the cancer were found in a few of the removed lymph nodes.

I started chemo in late January 2010 where I am given Gemcitabine apparently for 6 cycles.

I stumbled across this website a few days ago, even though my wife and I searched through the internet last year. I just wanted to say how grateful I am for this site, and was heart-wrenched of how the site started. So thanks to the Clements who initiated this web page. I have also seen how encouraging and supportive people are on here as well.

I want to ask a depressing question or two, but I might leave it for my oncologist.

Best wishes and prayers for those of us who are sick and our loved ones.