Topic: Chemo Combo Info

My dad was dx with cholangiocarcinoma in October of 2003. He was unresectable due to involvement of the hepatic artery and portal vein. They removed gallbladder and local lymph nodes.

Within a month he was put on a chemo regimen of Epirubison, CPT-11, and Xeloda. He was told 8 months later that he was in "clinical remission" and that there was no sign of cancer in his body.  Another year passed and he went in to get a follow up PET Scan. He had a new tumor, not metastatic, but due to "spillage during surgery". This tumor was treated with Xeloda and localized radiation. Further testing reveals this tumor responded to treatment and the original tumor is still not active.

Hope this helps.