patricia, yes i did mean the centre in bristol, thankyou for the link, my dad is thinking of going there.
my dad is doing ok, however is hampered by a persistant cough that induces coughing fits sometimes when he tries to talk and is really getting him down. we have contacted drs about it, everyone has said that it is a chest infection, my dad has recently completed a course of anti biotics however the cough persists.
the oncologist that he saw is dr andrew webb based in brighton, prof cunningham referred my dad to him. dr webb was dismissive of chemo, he said that it has a 10-15% likelyhood of having any effect on cc, my dad is going to see another oncologist this week at UCL (not sure of the name - i will check and let you know) who specialises in cc, dr webb said that it was unlikely that he could give him any info in addition to the advice he gave however we feel that it is well worth getting second opinions.
as far as chemo goes - nothing unexpected in the advice, i realise that chemo regimes for cc are undeveloped. my dad has done some reading on the subject - the median survival for post resection patients is about 2yrs (for extra hepatic cc) - as prof lodge told him, there is a 50% chance of long term survival and 50% chance of surviving less than the 2 yrs. (i think i have this right). my dad is going to work on making sure that he is in the former group.
'statistics' - don't you hate them! - i know i do.
i am hoping your husband has a favourable response to the PDT and is starting to turn a corner with this 'bloody disease' (as my dad refers to it).