Topic: Husband recently diagnosed with CC
My husband was diagnosed last month with CC. He had surgery two weeks ago to try to remove a 6-inch tumor from his right liver lobe, but the surgeon found rice-grain sized cancer spots on the left lobe, so he closed him up. The spots did not show on the CT scans. He also has cancer in his lymph nodes above the pancreas. He is scheduled to start a trial of temsirolimus, capecitabine, and oxaliplatin in about a week. He gets his port on Monday. He had no symptoms other than a vague, intermittent pain on his upper right abdomen that the doctors think was unrelated (he had it off and on for a few years and looking back, we wish his primary care doctor had done an ultrasound, but his labs were normal and he didn't have pain when they pressed on it). His liver enzymes were high in April, so they had him recheck and when they were still elevated, they did the ultrasound, then CT scan and biopsy. So this all came as a big surprise to us. He is 60, and we have a 9 yr. old son who has Type 1 diabetes (he gets 4 shots a day). Looking forward to chatting with you all since there are not many people to talk to who are familiar with this type of cancer.