Topic: My mother just diagnosed with cc 4 weeks ago.
I just found this site tonight and have been reading postings for last 6 hours! My mother, age 73 was diagnosed with Klatskin tumor about 4 weeks ago. She went to dr because she was jaundice and not feeling well. Her biliruben got up to 29.6 during first week at hospital. She had 3 billiary drains but biliruben very slow to come down but is slowly dropping each day. After 4 weeks, Billiruben level today is down but is still 9.6. Our doctor originally said mom was candidate for resection but surgery was postponed when biliruben did not come down soon enough. She got out of hospital 2 days ago. She has dr appointment on Wednesday and we hope biliruben will come down enough for surgery. I am worried that dr may cancel surgery entirely due to difficulty in lowering biliruben. Then what? Not sure what other treatment options would be available. Not sure about stage, size or prognosis. Has anybody heard of new compound recently tested at University of Alabama called Triphendiol NV-196? I have a lot of questions but will save some for later. Thanks, Don.