Topic: Is it necessary to have a chemo/radio therapy right after the surgery?
Hi all, my Mom got a bile duct cancer, which was found out 2 weeks ago, and we immedialty went to the hospital. There, the doctors said that a surgery was possible and promptly conducted it. The result was quite good: the tumor was completely removed including the right lobe of the liver and the gallbladder. It also shows that the lymph nodes nearby was not affected. And the doctor said it is the best result we could achieve, chemo/radio therapy is not neccesary at the moment. In case the tumor comes back, we will use radiotherapy.
So, I would like to seek your advice on whether we should take a chemo for prudent purpose? I'm afraid that the tumor may come back after a short time.
BTW, after the surgery, she felt full in her abdomen, and vomit blood for 2 days, now she still vomits fluid like coffee ground. they had to insert a tube into her stomach to suck the fluid out, then she felt normal. Is there any problem?? Thank you so much for your advice.