Topic: My introduction
A friend just sent me this link....can't believe that after all this time, I finally found it.
Anyway, I was diagnosed early last Nov with HCC/Cholangiocarcinoma...60/40. Very rare...approx. 1.5% of all liver cancers. There was one tumor, approx. 3.5cm which was resected at the Mayo late Nov. Op went well. Then in late Feb,they found two more tumors....less than a cm each..which were ablated. Then last week they found approx. 7 very, very small tumors plus some indication that it may have spread to two lymph nodes.
So...here we are.
Reading and listening between the lines at Mayo, I was led to believe that there wasn't much that could be done with this type of cancer. Maybe some chemo to treat the Chol part...but even that is complicated by the fact that I have very low platelets. So I'm seeing a local Oncologist here in Hilton Head to see where we go from here.
Like many on this board, I had had no symptoms except for some minor upper chest discomfort. and that was all it was....discomfort. The cancer was found by some persistent and careful Drs.
I really don't know what to do. I'm tempted to do nothing...be grateful for a full life, loving extended family. I'm 69. And in , excuse the expression, in great health. Walking 5 miles a day, eating well, sleeping well, and, oh yes, have my handicap down to a 10.