Oct 05, 2011 - 10:50 pm
My brother was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma in July 2010. He has been participating in a clinical trial at UPenn where he was being treated with 3 different types of chemotherapy drugs. His tumors responded very well to the chemotherapy and he became a candidate for a liver resection and radiofrequency ablation. When his surgeon opened, he discovered that his cancer had spread within the abdominal cavity-peritoneal carcinomatosis, they immediately closed and now the question is what to do next. Any suggestions or anyone with previous experiences of peritoneal carcinomatosis with origin of bile duct cancer?? The only options we have been informed of are 1. to continue IV chemotherapy or 2. hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)...