Many of you know my story, but here is my response. YES, after chemo it IS possible to be resectable.
I was diagnosed in March 2011 with a fairly small unresectable tumor in my liver. CC had gone into a few of the lymph nodes which made it Stage 4. The tumor was unresectable because, although it was less than 7cm, it had wrapped itself around my vena cava. Any attempts at resection would have killed me.
I underwent gallbladder surgery/lymph node clean out in April 2011 plus had a hepatic infusion pump inserted into my abdomen. After a number of rounds of Gemzar/Oxaliplatin and a few rounds of FUDR chemo thru the pump, I am now resectable. My resection is scheduled for April 4.
God willing I will be posting April 7th or so in the good news section telling you how wonderful I feel!!!!
"Don't just have minutes in the day; have moments in time."
Any opinions I give are based on personal experiences, and are not based on medical knowledge. I strongly suggest receiving medical care and opinions.