Topic: One more addition to group
The day before Thanksgiving we got the news that my wife needed to go to KU Med, a NCI-designated Cancer Center, for some tests as her doctor spotted a mass in her liver. Went to Liver Transplant department for more tests early December and was told she had Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, was non-operable for either transplant or removal of the 5cm tumor that was in both left and right lobes. All liver functions and blood tests looked good. Met with the Interventional Radiologist there and he described the proposed procedure of Selective Internal Radiation Therapy and then Trans Arterial Chemoemobolism. Met with Oncologist who seemed lost and he felt chemo was only possible due to size. Told him that Radiology had already submitted to BCBS so he called Radiologist and acknowledged he was wrong. Insurance approved and we had mapping and stunts inserted last week and are waiting for scheduling.
Seems to have gone slower, but decisions have been made and no time to check for alternatives. Have not been given any documentation and the above is from memory and piecing things together using Google. No mention of Proton Beam Irradiation, but KU Med doesn't have it. Other than the Proton Therapy it looks like the same as Anderson would use.
Wife rests most of the day, getting up for 3-5 hours most days. Eats little but likes Smoothies which I slip in some Protein Hemp.
Are we going down right track or are there any suggestions?