Topic: Where to find treatment in the UK
My husband was diagnosed in June 2007 and we spent many months researching and trying to find, in the UK, the different treatments that are available in the USA e.g. at the Mayo Clinic. We would now like to save others the stress of endless searching by sharing the results of our efforts.
If you are looking for external beam radio therapy on the NHS, we suggest that you try Dr Sibtain at Barts hospital in London. He is extremely caring and helpful and will do the treatment if he thinks the patient understands all the relevant issues and is strong enough to under go the 5 week course of treatment. You can contact his secretary at the hospital and then will need a referral from your G.P.
We have more recently found out about the work of Dr Wassan at the Hammersmith Hospital. There they seem to be a centre for cholangiocarcinoma with a large number of patients on their lists. They offer a range of treatments on the NHS, including combination chemo therapy and external beam radiotherapy. They also offer the microspheres form of brachy therapy for suitable patients, although this is only available privately as yet and costs around