Topic: Successful Surgery on my Mom

There is a ray of hope on cholangiocarcinoma and I truly believe this as all doors were shut for us until the miracle surgery was performed on my Mom two weeks ago.

My mother diagnosed with Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma (common bile duct cancer) in the USA after she was hospitalised for obstructive jaundice. We consulted 4 HBP onco surgeons in the USA and all had concluded that her cancer cannot be resected by surgery. We were told that she had approx 6-8 months to live. Her cancer had also metastised to breast as well.

Hearing that she had 6-8 months left, I reached out to hand full of best surgeons in the world who have performed surgeries on cholangiocarcinoma. Finally shortlisted 4 HBP surgeons around the world who have performed these surgeries, whipple procedures, etc more than 200+ times and have been very successful. Here is where I came across Dr Jagannath from Lilavati Hospital. I moved my mom to India and got her to see him and his team in a hope for treatment.

My mom visited him and he performed all the tests along with CT scans, PET scans, etc. We were told that she is resectable and they would resect left lobe of the liver. Also during surgery if it was observed that her cancer has spread to right half of liver then they would close her back up and discontinue the operation.

Finally here is where we are today with my Mom successfully operated by Dr Jagannath and his team of 4 experienced surgeons. My mom is currently recovering today out of ICU and I believe that if anyone is out there who you should trust with Cholangiocarcinoma then I would definitely recommend Dr Jagannath from Lilavati.

We had no hope 3 weeks ago and now we are very proud of extra life that has been gifted to my mom. To all out there, I would definitely recommend visiting Dr Jagannath in Mumbai.

Regards
Deepak
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Dear Deepak, welcome to our wonderful family of courageous and caring people the world over. I am so happy about your wonderful story and it is truly a Miracle once again. Hoping for a quick and smooth recovery for your Mother and please keep us posted. These are the stories we need so badly. Wonderful news!!!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Deepak
I'm so pleased to hear of the successful surgery on your Mom and I hope she makes a quick recovery.  Well done on completing such extensive research - you were so right to question the initial diagnosis.

Come back often and tell us of her recovery.

Gerry

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Hi Deepak,

Welcome to the site. Sorry that you had to find us all but I am glad that you have joined in with us all here as you have come to the best place possible for support and help, and will get a load of each here from all of us. And thank you so much for sharing your mums story with us all. That is so good to hear that she was able to have her surgery and great also that it went well. I wish your mum a speedy recovery indeed. And please keep us updated on how your mum does, we are all here for you.

My best wishes to you and your mum,

Gavin

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Deepak....congratulations on the successful surgery performed on your Mom.  Thank you also for sharing the name of the physician with us as it is especially helpful to our members residing in India. This includes those perusing our site but, not feeling comfortable in joining in personally.  I am wondering: has adjuvant therapy recommended?  If so, what will be used?  Please, let us know how your Mom is coming along.  Don

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Hi Everyone,
  Thank you for the wishes. She was discharged yesterday from the hospital. Also the lab reports have come in negative. It says the cholangiocarcinoma was localized and lymph nodes were all negative.

It is good news and we are now going to discuss on the next course of action. BTW, she had metastasis to her breast and had undergone mastectomy 3 weeks ago.

So far things look very positive. I will be proactive and recommend her to see a medical oncologist soon to make sure that she is doing all necessary tests to ensure that cancer does not come back again.

Regards
Deepak

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Hi Deepak,

That is great that your mum was discharged yesterday from hospital, I bet that she is so happy to be home now. Also, the lab report coming in negative, excellent news indeed! Please let us know how you get on with your search for an oncologist, and also what the oncologist says about adjuvant therapy.

Best wishes to you both,

Gavin

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Deepak....sure appears to have a great outcome for your Mom.  Congratulations, again.  Deepak....I am wondering about the metastases to the breast - did the pathology confirm CC?
All my best wishes,
Marion

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Hi All,
  Thanks to all of you who have been sending emails inquiring about my mother's health. It has been 10 months since the life saving surgery my mother had last year. Last 10 months have been great and out of that for last 7 months or so my mother has started cooking and going to market for shopping. Since we both children are in the US, she is at home with my Dad and hence she has to manage the kitchen.

Her overall health is remarkable and very fit. We still see Dr Jagannath every 4 months for schedule checkup just as a proactive precaution. You are very welcome to contact me if you have any questions on my mothers case and how you could utilize our experience through the whole journey to benefit your loved ones.

Thanks
Deepak

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Dear Deepak, this is the best news ever! When a Mom goes shopping and gets back to working in the kitchen you know she is feeling good! I am wishing for her continued success and she is truly a CC survivor. Thank you so much for the update we love updates like yours!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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My mom passed away on April 13 after recurrence of CC. She passed away peacefully as her palliative care was managed exceptionally well.
My family is very grateful to Dr Jagannath from Lilavati Hospital who successfully resected her liver that allowed her to survive 2.5 years more.

Regards
Deepak

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Dear Deepak, I am so sorry to read of your Mom's Passing, she was quite the warrior and you are her outstanding Daughter/Caretaker. I believe that Mother's never leave their children and I know she will always be around you.

Those we love must someday pass beyond our present sight…
They leave us and the world we know without their radiant light.
But we know that like a candle their lovely light will shine
To brighten up another place more perfect…more divine.
And in the realm of Heaven where they shine so warm and bright,
Our loved ones live forevermore in God’s eternal light.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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I am glad you all got those couple years with your mom but sorry to hear about her passing.  Hugs and blessings to you.
Porter

Hope, love, strength...2013 and for the years to come, Porter.

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Dear Deepak,

I too am glad that you had those years with mom, but am sorry to hear she has passed away.  You and your family have my deepest condolences.  Try to take comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering or in pain.  Keep her with you forever in your heart and memories.

Hugs,
Darla

"One Day At A Time"

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Deepak,

I want to add my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your mom.  Your efforts gave you and your family time with your mom that was almost stolen from her....time to make some good memories.  When all is said and done...that is what we all want......MORE time.  Your mother was very blessed to have you as her child.

Julie T.

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Dear Deepak,

I am so very sorry indeed to hear of the passing of your mum, please accept my sincere condolences. I know that this is such a tough time for you and your family but please know that my thoughts are with you all right now.

My best wishes to you,

Gavin

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