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My name is Amy & my 62 year old dad has just been diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma. The tumor on/in the liver is 17 cm in size and part of it is wrapped around the portal vein. We visited the oncologist this past Friday and were told that while this cancer is not curable it is treatable. He had a PET scan on Monday and we will find out the results of that tomorrow. The PET scan was done to make sure the cancer isn't anywhere else. He will have a life port put in on Thursday then on Friday he will have a colonoscopy and an endoscopy. The first chemo treatment is scheduled for Tuesday. The oncologist told us that due to the size of the tumor and the fact that it is wrapped around the portal vein, it is considered Stage IV. Right now, my dad is not having any pain, but tires very easily and is a little jaundiced. This is a very scary time for our whole family but my dad is in great spirits and is ready to fight this all the way.