Topic: New member, father was diagnosed with klatskins tumor
Hello everyone glad to have found you. My name is marco and back in 2012 my dad at 74 had a ultrasound done where they found out he had a klatskin tumor in his bile duct. 2 weeks later they operated and removed his bile duct, lymph nodes, gall bladder, and half of his liver. No chemo was given. The surgeon said they removed everything and the tumor was removed. Wow we were happy that he survived the surgery and the cancer was gone. December 2012 he had a mri it showed that the cancer had spread to his liver(section 8). So january 2013 he started chemo he did 2 rounds of chemo and the second dose sent him to the hospital where he was hooked up to ivy, and returned home a week later. I then found out about srbt radiation so I took him to princess margaret hospital so the oncologist said he could do the treatment. So it was hard for me to choose chemo or radiation, here my dads life was in my hands. They have no figures on srbt if it would work. So we did the srbt 5 doses. After treatment he had no issues. After we went back 3 months later the ct shows that the area is still swollen and that they cant see, so on November 27 he will do a mri, for the results. Looking for people with the same issues as my dad has, to determine what is best to do. Is chemo good or is it better to live with the cancer and enjoy every good day of life. thanks and i will pray for everyone. i am new to this site so if you respond let me know how to get back to you and how to find people with klatskins.