Topic: New Member
Hi everyone ,
First of all let us introduce ourselves.
We are four from Greece Eleni,Dimitris ,Evi ,Elpiniki. At 23th March our dad, age 67 was diagnosed after examinations due to the following symptoms (jaundice,itching,loose weight) with the intrahepatic cc.
At 26th of March we went to the hospital of Athens and they did all the necessary examination such as MRI,MRCP,blood test,MRA and a Pet Scan.
Doctor said that it's very difficult case and we had little chance.Finally on 12 of April they proceed on surgery.The doctor said that it would be a huge surgery that it could last even 10 hours. After two hours he came out and told us that they didn't find what they expected as they thought that it was at the gate of the liver but it was inside it.They didn't find spread anywhere in the liver or in the bell duct or just only they mentions that the liver was hard,So they decided to remove the bell one expanded lymph node and one piece of the liver which they took for biopsy and all found negative for cancer malignancy.
Finally the doctor said that is nothing that it could be done because it was inside the liver and it concerned both of hepatic ducts and also chemotherapy could not help him at all for this specific case.On the 24th of April he did the ERCP and they put a stent.The results of the ERCP with brushing was negative but as they told us brushing biopsy is not an accurate method.
After four days he had several fever after that he is on "ciproxin" antibiotic and a "ursofalk".
We went to a several doctors and they all said that it can not be operating and is no use of any chemo or any other therapy.
We are still seeing other doctors as we are trying to find what is best for him.
Anything you may have to suggest for doctors,therapy's or anything else that you know for your experience will help us as we believe that you are doing a great job with this.