Just wanted to share my experience. My sister (who is only 45) was diagnosed with CC in October 2005. She received sirspheres in November 2005 which have seemed to work fairly well. She has received various chemo treatments, some have worked a little, others haven't but the big hurdle with chemo is that it knocks the stuffing out of her platelets so she has to stop the chemo! Unfortunately surgeons have told a resection of her liver is impossible as tumour is too extensive and now has gone into her right lobe of her liver as well as having a spot in her lung, sacrum and hip bone. She is now lining up for her first go of Taxotir next week. Has anyone had any experience with this drug with CC? Is there anyone else in Australia that has this disease and can recommend doctors etc? You know the funny thing about this disease is that she has it quite advanced and doesn't show any signs of jaundice!
The past month her tummy has been growing by the day with ascites and has just spent the past week in hospital having just over 4 litres drained (collectively)!
This we are finding so exhausting emotionally, you hang onto every word the doctor says.....
Anyway would love to hear from anybody who can share the experience.