Topic: New to this site
I am new here. This site and all the support and information it offers is fantastic. My mom was just diagnosed in Dec. 2013 with ICC after many tests. She has a large (10cm) mass in her left lobe and two microscopic, as her onc described them, tumors clustered around the larger one. She is being treated at Sloan K by Dr. Lowery (oncologist) and Dr. Jarnigin (surgeon) as part of a clinical trial. They are confident that all can be "easily removed" in time but have opted for neoadjuvant chemo first. Her regimen consists of bi-weekly Gem/Ox cocktails and continuous use of an HAI pump that was implanted a few days before Christmas. She had another MRI last Friday and we should get the results tomorrow to see if there has been any response yet. Her exploratory surgery at time of pump placement confirmed no vascular/lymph invasion and no mets, but the recurrence rates terrify me. I'm curious if anyone else has had luck with an HAI pump for this kind of cancer?