Topic: Question about chemo
My father is 68 and was diagnosed with extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in february. Stage 1B. He underwent a successful resection and is making a full recovery. His tumor markers are great and his lymph nodes are clear. No sign that it has spread. As of now he is cancer-free.
The doctors are unsure whether to give him precautionary radiation or chemo because there are not enough statistics with this rare cancer as to whether or not it would even help. As of now they say there is a 60-70% chance that it won't come back in his case and chemo may raise that an extra 10%.
Just wondering if anyone has advice on if they think a person in my dad's situation should have chemo or not. And if so, is there an oncologist in the NY area that they can recommend?