Nov 13, 2008 - 2:59 pm
I had a liver biopsy on 10/30 and the final results were discussed yesterday with my doctor. He confirmed cholangiocarcinoma. I will meet with the oncologist 12/4 to discuss treatment options. I have had cronic active hepatitis for over 20 years. Because of this there is a lot of cirrous. Surgery and transplantation are not going to be an option.
The doctor told me if I respond to the treatments I could have two or three years. If there is no response I would be looking at six months.
Needless to say that I am not sure what to do or where to turn. My most pressing concerns are finanical. Do I apply for disability, etc. Are there any programs that can help?
Any advice, suggestions or experiences would be greatly appreciated.