Topic: CC, Gallbladder or BLT?
Hi Everyone. I may be at the wrong place so please let me know if I am...My mom was diagnosed in late 9/09. Initially, the oncologist said Stage IV gallbladder cancer, then mentioned cholangiocarcinoma. I tried to clarify and he said, "we don't really know which one it is, but we know it's in the gallbladder." He went on to say they're all grouped as biliary tree cancers. My mom is currently being treated with gemcitabine and cisplatin (2 wks on/1 wk off) with no option for radiation or surgery. Like so many others, she was so active up until the month leading to her dx -- golfing, walking, out constantly -- and we are just so devastated. I may be trying to squeeze into the cc dx because the statistics are slightly better or because there is so much more information here than on Gallbladder msg boards, but has anyone had similar experiences? I simply want to get the most and best information to help my mom in any way I can. Thanks and God Bless! Kathleen