Topic: Husband recently diagnosed with cc

As stated in my message under Bluebird, my husband recently diagnosed himself with cc.  He wnt through the usual followup with a biopsy and visit ti Dr. Levi at the University of Miami for possible resection.   The problem was that the tumor was 10 cm  with possible lymph node involvement therefore not resectable at this time..  that is why he went for chemoablation and follow up chemotherapy or possible chemoembelization to shrink the tumor.  The ablation was successful in containing the tumor and we hope the next  procedures will be as promising.  Thank you for all the information and support as I truly appreciate it.

Re: Husband recently diagnosed with cc

Hi,
thanks for repost your message here it will provide more people who can share your message.
BTW,when is the oncologist appointment? I hope I can revise the infusion part before your appointment,it will take me another couple weeks to get it done.
God bless.

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.

Re: Husband recently diagnosed with cc

icarats.....on this site, we love hearing the word "stable" or, as you have mentioned "confined."  Congratulations.  Keep the momentum going and stay positive.  Certainly, we are behind you - all the way,
Hugs,
Marion

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Re: Husband recently diagnosed with cc

Thanks for your response.  The oncol;ogist appointment is next week and  I am interested in which drugs for chemotherapy that you recommend for treatment.  I was thinking the gemox and one of the platinum combonations are the most successful in combating this tumor.  What are your thoughts?

5 (edited by PCL1029 Thu, 02 Aug 2012 21:15:11)

Re: Husband recently diagnosed with cc

Hi,
I think it is inappropriate for me,just a patient and not a doctor, to recommend anything at all with regard to treatment plans. This is the job of the oncologist and I think you will agree with me on that.
Let me answer in this way.
Gemox( gemcitabine+ oxaliplatin) is a regimen that contains a 3rd generation of platium analog--oxaliplatin, a widely used platium containing chemotherapy agent. Gemox is better tolerated than cisplatin in general . Individual difference does exist in response to chemotherapy.
Another regimen Gemzar+Xeloda provides one of the most convenient and effective regimen for CCA patients. Targeted agents can be added later by the oncologist.
God bless.

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.

6 (edited by PCL1029 Thu, 02 Aug 2012 21:09:29)

Re: Husband recently diagnosed with cc

Hi, Lainy,
With regard to your question about chemotherapy before the procedure for your friend. I cannot get in touch with the oncologist that I want ..(vacationing) but I think it is ok.
God bless

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.

Re: Husband recently diagnosed with cc

Thanks, Percy. Hope you are doing well.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: Husband recently diagnosed with cc

Thank you for your thoughts and well wishes.  We will certainly take this information to the oncologist and will follow his regiment.  I will stay in touch and let everyone know how things are going.

Re: Husband recently diagnosed with cc

I'm sorry I am new to this site as well, I keep reading about resecting, what is this what is the procedure? Why do people need it and in what way does it help?

Re: Husband recently diagnosed with cc

Hi,
Resection of the liver or bile ducts means to remove(cut away) the tumor(s) for that site(the liver or the bile duct). It is a sugical procedure that may be lasting for hours. it is the only possibility for a cure.
God bless.

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.

Re: Husband recently diagnosed with cc

Thank you

Re: Husband recently diagnosed with cc

speppers12, in my father-in-law's case, the resection involved the bile duct containing the tumor, and the common bile duct, and the right lobe of the liver.  How much or how little they take during the surgery depends on what the surgeon finds once he is doing the surgery.  Pops still had his gallbladder, so they removed it during the surgery as well.