Topic: Update on mum
I just thought i’d write an update on my mum, to let you all know how she’s getting on. She has recently been diagnosed with stage IV ICC, and we’ve just found out that thankfully the cancer is contained within the liver at the moment. As I understand, she has one large tumour and lots of very small satellite tumours throughout the liver.
The tumour has been deemed inoperable at present, due to there not being enough healthy liver tissue to perform the op. However, the surgeon would like her to try three months of Gem/Cis and then review her case for surgery - fingers crossed. He said that if we can 'clean up' the smaller satellites then it is possible that he will be able to remove 75% of her liver. I see on this sight that surgery has sometimes becomes an option after chemo, so we can only hope that this is the case with mum. Mum is very scared about starting chemo, largely due to the side effects, but I also see that some people experience few few side effects on this regime?
This journey has been made so much easier for all of us because of this site and i’m so grateful that you’re all here. My mum feels supported by the fact that there is so much knowledge and support here. Despite everything, we are remaining positive and keeping our hopes up that mum will be able to have the surgery.