Topic: Im new here afrom NY and a caretaker for a cholangiocarcenoma patient.
My loving 61 yr. old husband was diagnosed with bile duct cancer May 2011. He had a failed surgery to resect his liver and remove tumor @ Memorial Sloan Kettering, (Dr. Fong) becasue the cancer spread to lymph nodes in abdoman and it is his protocal not to operate. He has had chemo (oxyplatin, gemzar) then radiation and now he is trying for another round of chemo at Columbia NY Presb. Hosp.
He is so weak now and lost so much weight and he has developed ascites (has had two paracentises so far and they said some people go weekly). Its such a terrible disease. Just dont know what else to say. My son told me I should join this and that it might help me cope.