Apr 19, 2011 - 11:31 pm
My husband has been dx w. cholyangiocarcenoma, that is inoperable. I understand inoperable, because he has 2 large and multiple small tumors in his liver. It started in his hepatic duct which was resected in Sept. of 2010. Now last CT showed multiple tumors and multiple nodes. What I wonder is, why the oncologist was so quick to rule out the RFA or CE (chemoembolization)? It seems that these might be even better at extending life than standard chemo. That is usually ineffective or short lived if it does work. Is it because of the lymph involvement? The oncologist had a look on his face like, "you're a deadman, but wouldn't tell us anything except the combination of drugs he was going to try. Gem/Cis. He's not even starting chemo till May sometime after more tests and doctor visits. Very frustrating. Seems like if my husband is this serious he should be on chemo , yesterday.