Will you tell me how old is your mom? ,any other health problems? How did she find out she had cholangiocarcinoma (CCA)? By accident or because of pain etc?
Is the tumor inside the liver only,or both inside the liver and the bile duct, or the tumor is only in or alongside the main common bile duct?
How big is the tumor and any lymph node or metastasized to other organs?
Ca19-9 result; bilirubin =?; has any stent put in for bile obstruction?
It makes a difference in treating the cancer.
Who told you you have no other option? Is the oncologist ,or the radiologist or the liver surgeon ? Or all said no option?
I am a patient of this disease for 53months and I believe every patient deserve his or her chance to live . I make 2nd and/or 3rd consult on surgery,radiation and oncology and compare my options.
I do not think hyperthermia is the proper and only treatment for CCA.and if you notice this message link was almost THREE YEARS old.
So this can tell you something about hyperthermia whether still a popular
treatment or not.
One exception, if you use local interstitial hyperthermia such as RFA or microwave ablation for the liver, if the location and sizes of the tumor allowed , it can achieved good outcomes., but in general, I do not think that is what you mean when you use the term hyperthermia .
What type of hyperthermia you are talking about? it may give me a better picture to answer your current and future question.
Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.