Topic: treatment of cholangiocarcinoma

hi,i m debjani,i m from india,my father is having cholangiocarcinoma,he is diagnosed this year....he is 71...his tumour is residing outside the liver..that is extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma...and it is nonresectable,he already had a bypass surgery just one month ago,his gallbladder is removed...and he is presently in a very weak condition,can anyone please tell me what are the treatments that will be appropriate for him so that he has an increased survival rate?and can anyone please give a list of hospitals in india where this kind of cancer is treated.....and please give me an estimation of the cost of the entire treatment in TATA CANCER RESEARCH CENTRE.

Thank you.........

Re: treatment of cholangiocarcinoma

Hello das....and welcome to our site.  Although, we have several members from your country we have not yet been able to establish a listing for physicians and medical centers in India.  We do however; have some postings you may want to read. 
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Re: treatment of cholangiocarcinoma

Hello Debjani and welcome to our wonderful family but very sorry you had to join us. We are a newer organization trying to help people with a rare Cancer and sadly we do not have information yet on treatment centers in India. Perhaps someone peeking in will see your post and give you some information.
He may still be weak from the surgery as it is a huge surgery and takes a few months to get back to normal. I would have someone talk to the doctor and see what he suggests be done now, like chemo or not. If  your Father is weak from not eating you might want to start him on some food supplements like Boost or Carnation Breakfast if you get it where you are. I truly wish we could be of more help to you. Please keep us posted on his recovery.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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