Topic: Chemoembolization and other options
My father has CC, intrahepatic bile duct cancer. He is 86 yo and a 13 year survivor of colon cancer. The CC is the only cancer he has now-no mets. His tumor is 4 ins (11cm, IIRC) and involves 3 ducts. They have said he would have only a 2% chance of surviving a surgery. I guess because of age, though most of his doctors consider him in remarkable health for his age: his weight is good, non-smoker, takes cholesterol med and BP med, but overall pretty healthy, just not young and strong.
His doctor has recommended chemoembolization therapy. We go to the vascular doctor to discuss treatment protocol, expectations, and scheduling on the 17th.
Just curious of others opinions and experiences on this. Should we ask about RF ablation or cryosurgery?
Also, my dad doesn't drink now and hasn't for a little over 10 years and has not been diagnosed with cirhossis, but he was a heavy drinker at different periods in his life. I know this cancer is often diagnosed in drinkers after they have quite for about a decade. Curious of others opinions on this as well
Thanks in advance!