Topic: Husband dx w/ CC
Hi--I've really appreciated this board since 4/9/12, when my husband was diagnosed with CC. He's 55, and started having indigestion and some pains at the end of dec 2011. we just assumed it was ulcers, but then quickly found out that he had a 5cm tumor on the left lobe of his liver.
On 5/1/2012 he was operated on by Yuman Fong at Sloan. (BTW they gave us a surgery date of 5/15/2012 initially, but i called the office begging for an earlier date and they came up with one!) After the surgery Fong said "It's a very bad cancer--we couldn't get all of it.That was a blow. Apparently the cancer had started growing in places that would be too risky to try to remove. Fong also said he removed several lymph nodes. But then the asst surgeon later said they got 99% of it and hope to deal with the remainder with chemo/radiation. We're also awaiting the final pathology report.
Anyway, with an eye toward the next phase, I emailed Kim from these boards to ask about an oncologist recommendation, and she recommended Abby Seigel from Columbia Pres. The touchy thing is that Fong recommended an onc named Peter Yi from where we live in Central Jersey, but I've heard mixed reviews on him. Plus, from what I understand, few oncologists have experience with CC and Abby Seigal is one of the few who do.
Anyway, thanks for "listening" and I'm deeply moved by all of your situations and am praying for all of you!
Audrey (wife of CC patient)