Hi Lynn... Sorry to hear about your husband. Don't second guess yourself or feel guilty about the sitiuation. Other than my initial resection 9 years and 7months ago, I have gone to local cancer centers close to home. I could have chose to go to all the major centers and and by now been flat broke, house repossed or morgated to the hilt. I 've compared the treatment I'm recieving at my local cancer center with that of major centers many times just to make sure they are on track with the same protocal, of which you'll find that they are, in most if not all cases they are. Everyone on this site has always suggested getting second and third opinions, personally, a good surgeon is who ultimately makes the call if you are looking soley for surgery. Also Oncologist and Radioncologist who know their stuff knows the score as well if your looking at other alternative treatments. You say you have been to a surgeon who specializes in livers. If you want to get one more opinion from a surgeon for peace of mind that is your choice. Is his tumor confined to one lobe or metastic else where? That make a difference without a doubt. I don't ever say give up faith or hope, But I always look at reality as well. I'm in the situation right now about getting another opinion from a surgeon who specializes in removing tumors from my spinal area. This opinion is not to find a miracle cure but possibally buy me more time on this good ole earth. I've done my research and with this type chemo, I almost already know the answers I'll get at my consult. The trauma of the surgery may jeopardize the quality and quanity in my case. He could say nothing he can do or leave it up to me. So, I've yacked away Lynn, but the choice is yours. Memorial,Sloan Kettering , MD Anderson, Mayo, all good choices. There is a list of others above in the menu area under Newly Diagnosed or Cholangiocarcinoma. Is your husband healthy other wise? That can make a difference as well. I wish there was a clear cut answer Lynn but there isn't. If you would like to share more about his situation, type of tumor or tumors and locations and size, I would give my personal opinion, or others. Most important is what does your husband want to do? I wish you both the best outcome possible and look forward to hearing more from you. Maybe we can add a little more infor to help make your guys choice a little bit easier, although it never is an easier choice. who knows?
Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)