PCL: Unfortunately, it was not the best update and I have immediately been taken off the CIS and GEM to try a new path of treatment .The new drugs that I had for my first time are Flourouracil, Oxaliplatin, Leucovorin Calcium and Irinotecan.

THe cancer is now evident in the right femur, both lobes of the liver, the lung, the rib, and the spine. 

Thanks for checking in and i'll do my best to keep updating everyone. 


Thanks for everyone's kind response.  I will be sure to keep you posted with updates.

PCL: the chemo that I have been on to date is Cis and Gem and yes the tumor met to the left femur. 

There hasn't been many recent updates on my blog but please feel free to check back from time to time for updates.  Thanks again, all.  Joe

Hi All,  

I have been following this blog for a few months and wanted to take this opportunity to properly introduce myself.

I'm a 28 year old from the CT/ NYC area who has been diagnosed with intrahepatic CC this past June. More information about my diagnosis can be found on my blog at http://connectwithjoe.blogspot.com. As you can see from the blog, I have an incredible support network, especially my mom, sister Lis, and Sarah who have been instrumental in navigating through these unchartered waters.

I have a CT scan scheduled with my Connecticut oncology team later this week to check progress after my six chemo sessions.  My doctors plan on keeping me on this same treatment plan for the foreseeable future. 

I feel extremely comfortable with my team of doctors (oncologists, surgeons, radiologist, etc.) at both Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, (MSKCC) and St. Vincent's Hospital/Swim Cancer Center. 

I wanted to reach out and have some open communication in case anyone had any questions or insight. It certainly is a small world of intrahepatic CC patients, especially in my age group!

Good wishes to everyone battling cancer out there!

Joe Garassino