Topic: new cancer patient
Hi! I am Holly, 55 years old and in perfect health, have not even hit menopause yet, low blood pressure, not a single health issue, love vegetables, etc! ... except I have been diagnosed with primary liver cancer. They are not 100% positive about the cholangiomacarcinoma, because the AFP markers for hepatocellular carcinoma are very high also - - but no hepatitis, no chirrosis, nothing, and the pathologists are saying it's the cc or some kind of wierd blend.
I have one tumor 6.7 cm in diameter and mutiple smaller ones. The surgeon at Johns Hopkins says surgery is not an option because there are too many little tumors.
So chemo is the next option. I am so new and so scared. Like all of you, I want the hardest hitting fastest magic bullet in the world! So what is the best chemo regimen? How often do you get scans to see if the chemo is working? Why can't multiple tumors be removed? Can you freeze out little tumors while undergoing chemo?
Any advice would be most welcome and appreciated.