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hi My mom is 81 and she has been diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma.  she also has compression fractures in her back.  Tomorrow she goes for a balloon kyroplasty for her back and then next week we start with Chemo.  Most likely Gemzar.  Has anyone had success with Photo Dynamic Therapy?? She had a metal stent placed in the end of July if that makes any difference?  Also we are looking into a place in Germany for theapy the Leonardis-klinik.  Any suggestions thoughts ideas??
Suzanne

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Well it's been 8 months since first diagnosed.  Went through first round of chemo with Gemzar and PET scan showed tumor in liver gone and tumor in bile duct stayed the same.  Starting second round with GEmzar hopefully will also have goon results.

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That's great that your mom has had some success with Gemzar, and she's 81! She must be a very strong woman to be able to withstand chemo at her age. Congrats and best wishes for the future!