Jan 04, 2010 - 8:19 pm
I am wondering if anyone has been diagnosed with both bile duct and gall bladder cancer? My dad went in for an ERCP last January. They tested him for pancreatic cancer and that came back negative. They were about to do surgery to remove his gall bladder when his test results came back positive for cancer. They found in both his gall bladder and his bile duct. He had surgery to remove the gall bladder and part of his liver along with the bile duct. We thought they removed everything but it was recommended he do radaition and chemo as a precaution. Now, almost a year later, the cancer has metasticized in his liver and he has been given months to live. He is going to try one of the =platin chemotherapies. He had done xeloda but only a couple of doses as he got very sick in conjunction with six weeks of radiation. After that he was on gemzar for 12 weeks. They never really "staged" his cancer. All I know is originally it was not in his lymph nodes and now it is. I am looking for specialitists we might go to for a second opinion. He is currently going to the Ireland Cancer Center in Cleveland. I am thinking about trying the Cleveland Clinic but wondering if we would be better off pursuing the Mayo Clinic or somewhere else? Any insight anyone can provide would be helpful.