Topic: An update. It's been a while!
Well I haven't posted on here in a while but I do check in as much as I can. Life is so hectic this side of the pond that I hardly have time to breathe at the moment.
Recap on Mum's treatment to-date. Diagnosis: ICC stage 4 - contained within the liver at present. Three rounds of gem/cis - stable disease. Then a little wait to have some more scans and consider the ALPPS procedure (two-stage liver resection), but in this time a few more satellites grew, so surgery is currently out.
Next stage, today, our surgeon is considering SIRT, and the board meet in two weeks to consider Mum for this treatment. They want to see whether they can downsize the big tumour on one side of the liver, and then remove it. Then another dose of SIRT on the other side of the liver, to hopefully downsize and remove. I guess that this would be the absolute best case scenario but we're not holding our breath as nothing has worked out so far!
Anyway, i'm wondering whether anyone has any positive experiences with SIRT? From what i've read on here before, there are some variable views as to how effective it is. Saying that, we currently have no other options as the NHS is pretty limited it seems.
In good news however, Mum continues to be symptom-free. Long may this continue!
Best wishes to all,