Ben and I were told (by both MD Anderson and Mayo Clinic) that once CC reaches stage IV (spreading outside the liver), they no longer consider surgery an option even if the primary tumor becomes 'resectable'. I read Grovers' story and it sounds like it was all contained in the liver and luckily it shrunk for him allowing them to do the resection.
If anyone else is aware of someone being at Stage IV - then having a resection or transplant I would definitely like to know (and of course will be asking again at MD Anderson on our upcoming visit).
My partner Ben was diagnosed in August 2010 with non-resectable stage IV intrahepatic CC with 6-18 months prognosis. He was 51 at the time and lost his battle on December 26, 2014 after a long stubborn war. Don't give up!