Topic: New Diagnosis
My father, a 63 yr old physician has been diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, he is already in stage 4 with metastasis to the lungs. There seems to be no additional spread to the pancreas, liver or adjacent nodes. Since he is not suitable for Whipple procedure we are exploring any options. We have heard of Sorafenib (Novaxar), Davanat and PDT as clinical trial options. We are also exploring traditional chemo and radiotherapy. He was just stented last week and he seems to be OK and his bilirrubins are decreasing a little bit.
I am looking for any experiences, recommendations or knowledge about how to proceed.
Please let me know if you have anything to share.
Amilcar Alfaro, Seattle Washigton.