Topic: Newly Diagnosed
My name is Jim and I live in Iselin, NJ and I'm 48 years old. I was just diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma last week. I'm told it has spread to my liver and lungs and surgery is not an option.
My Doctor has recommended that I now obtain a second opinion. I'm thinking of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (in New Brunswick,NJ), but I'm not sure if this is the correct place. This is one of the places that my Doctor recommeded, but I'm not clear if they specialize in this condition.
Currently my Doctor is awaiting the results of a PET Scan and will probably start me on Chemo. My condition was found as the result of blod clots in my right calf. Blood thinners have the blood clots under control and looking at me, you wouldn't think that I was sick at all, especially not cancer.
Being new to all of this, I'm obviously overwhelmed, confused, and frustrated.
I began doing Internet research today and found this site. It looks like it will be very helpful.
If anyone could offer any advise for a newly diagnosied person I would appreciate it.
Best to All,