Topic: First steps in the battle against the disease. We need directions pls
My sister and I found out 3 weeks ago that our dad ,71 years old, and best friend has cancer of the gall bladder and bile ducts. This has been devastating for us. He had an operation 1 week ago but unfortunately it was unresectable (I understand that means that they couldn't take it all out). I understand that they have cleaned a bit around the area but have left everything including the gall bladder. It appears for the moment that the liver is only affected in the area adjacent to the bile ducts and that the nodes around are not affected. We are wondering what to do next. We have heard of the Mayo and MD Anderson clinics as well as through your website of the Wake Radiology onchology centre in the US. Which one should we go to first? What treatment should he be put on? Oxaliplatin, Xeloda, Sorafenib, Herceptin (I hear there is a clinical trial about this one at Anderson for this type of cancer), Davanat? We are a bit lost and don't know what to do next? Please advise! We are also really happy to have found your website.