Topic: First visit to site...have questions re chemo
I was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma September 2007. I have had four surgeries removing my gallbladder, part of my liver, full hysterectomy, a removal of part of my colon leading to a colostomy bag. The last surgery was to remove tumors using the " shake & bake" method (pouring Cisplatin directly into abdominal area and waiting 2hours while rotating my body). That was is January 2012. I've been on different chemos ever since.
The worst chemo was injection thru an intraparentaneal ( sp?) port to provide Cisplatin directly into my abdomen along with lots of hydration. I would gain 10 lbs each time. After injection spending 2 hours turning your body every 15 minutes.
The last series I could only deal with 2 sessions...Abraxine...an off label drug. They are now changing to taxatore and I'm wondering if and how others have handled it.