We got Great News that Diane's cancer (my MIL) is now concentrated in one big tumor in her Liver's left lobe and one small lesion in her right lobe. Her tumor was the size of a baseball in her liver with fingers going out into the bile ducts.
Diane is responding to her treatments so well that she is a candidate for bead radiation and chemotherapy that was not an option six months ago for her. The specialist that is doing this is the only one in this area (Cincinnati) that does it. It is millions of beads of radiation that are inserted in the veins, vessels, and arteries that feed the tumor to kill it. It is different than seeding. It is not routinely done for Cholangiocarcinoma since it is often ineffective. The doctor is willing to try it since Diane's body has done so well with Chemo. (She has lost a lot of weight, and needed 1 blood transfusion and 2 platelet transfusions. She has been on chemo since Oct. 2010.) It is done in conjunction with a femoral artery angiogram to map it out and another later to do the procedure. They hope to virtually end the left lobes existence and the cancer's existence with it. Of course there are dangers in this procedure also.
She will be continuing her regular chemo treatments while adding this new procedure. Chemo takes it toll and we are now going to push that envelope even farther with this added therapy. It is going to take a strength beyond what she has all ready been pushed to her limits, but not God's limit, and we will look to Him for supernatural strength.
I wanted to share this with the community b/c we were told that this treatment isn't tried often. If this works for her maybe it can work for others as well.
She is on Gem/Cis - 2 weeks on one week off since Oct. 2011 until now.
1 blood transfusion, 2 platelet transfusions.
She is also trying some supplements and teas that an herbalist told her would help. I will get the list from her and add it here when I have it.
She has also been covered in prayer this whole time and we believe in the power of prayer over here