Topic: Somewhat new to the site
Hi all, Rod here. First off, thoughts and prayers to all who have been affected or impacted by CC. I am a 46 year old, 19 month survivor of CC. I had CC of the intrahepatic bile duct. Was very fortunate to have surgery which took about 65% of my liver, my gallbladder, a couple of affected lymph nodes and the addition of a stent. I did 3 months of Gemzar chemo and other than an absess and a couple infections after the surgery I have done very well. I liked to be active before my diagnosis and I have been able to return to all my normal activities. I was even able to race a sprint car again a couple weeks ago for the first time since my diagnosis.
I have a fantastic surgeon, Dr. Chaudhry and a very positive and supportive ONC in Dr. Heddinger. Both through Iowa Methodist in Des Moines, IA.
Last week after a quarterly CT scan I found out I have another small mass in the liver. About 1cm in the left lobe not near any bile ducts and the plan is to use radiofrequency (RF) thermal ablation to remove this tumor on the 18th of this month.
I haven't seen much on here about the radiofrequency (RF) thermal ablation process and was wondering if others have experience with this procedure?