Topic: Dr Jenkins feedback
My mom was diagnosed with cc in the main bile about 2wks ago (she is 60yrs old). She was told no surgery due to it growing up both sides where it forks toward the liver (klatskin tumor). the tumor is only 2cm. I saw that some people previously told no to surgery had luck with Dr. Jenkins in MA. We live in southern Maine and are heading to Dana Farber tomorrow for a second opinion, but I was wondering if maybe we ought to get ahold of Dr. Jenkins as well? Would he look at records and indicate if he thought he could help or would it require a visit for any info.? I don't want to hold off treatment too long and end up in a worse situation (if possible...).
I get confused reading all the info. on cc because I had thought it was always in the bile duct, but it seems some treatments for cc only work on tumors in the liver? Radio Frequency Ablation seemed to hold hope for me, but not for the bile ducts I guess.
Any guidance/hope/direction for maybe successful treatment for this type of tumor would be greatly appreciated! I love my mom so much and can't imagine my young children not having their Nana around for a long time...
Thank you so much and hope and peace to you all.