Topic: Almost two years cancer free
Nearly three years ago, my husband was told he had bile duct cancer. After twenty years with PSC, the inflammation had finally wreaked havoc on his liver. I had thought the diagnosis was a death knell. Fortunately, he was treated at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester by Dr. Gregory Gores. Gores is a miracle worker, and those of you who haven't heard of him should Google him right now. Go ahead, I'll wait.
Still with me? Good. The Mayo Clinic is one of the few clinics that will do a transplant on someone already diagnosed with cancer. Just because your doctor says he or she can only offer palliative care, that's not necessarily true. Check out the Mayo Clinic first. If the cancer has spread outside the bile ducts, then the treatment is still only palliative, even there. But if you have caught it early, then go to Mayo. They saved my husband's life. He was given radiation (internal and external), chemo and had a living donor liver transplant. Today he is stronger than ever. A few months ago, we returned from a month long trek in the Himalayas! There can be life after cc. My husband is living proof.