Hi There. My name is Mandy and I live in New Zealand. I am a 39 year old mum of three. I was diagnosed with CC in September. I have had surgery and they removed My bile duct, a 5cm tumour growing on my bile duct, gall bladder, 8 lymph nodes, 70% of my liver and did a biliary bypass.
Fortunately the cancer had not spread beyond the Tumour and I am told they aggressively removed all the other bits as a precaution. I am currently on my second cycle of chemo, again Im told this is a precaution just in case some cells got loose and I believe they plan on doing another 5-6 cycles. I am so greatful to have found this website as I have not been able to find much information here in New Zealand. Is there anyone else out there in a similar situation as me? From reading alot of other posts so far I am thinking that I might sound pretty lucky.....or is this the calm before the storm. This whole thing is so Daunting. 2 months ago I thought I was as healthy as the next person, my how life can change in an instant.