Aug 30, 2013 - 6:41 pm
Hello, I am new to the forum. Diagnosed May 24, 2013 with "suspected cholangiocarcinoma." I have a large 7 cm tumor in the liver blocking the arteries. I am in Stage IV. They want to place a port soon for the chemo treatment. They suggest Cisplatin with Gemcitabane Chemo. Has anyone had this treatment. I've read the side effects. Of course, all medical personnel says: Each individual is different. I would like to hear from someone who has actually had this chemo. I was relatively healthy but fatigued for the past year. I became itchy and very jaundiced. I've had three stents placed in the liver since June 1, 2013. The first one shifted, so they went in a week later to put two stents and replace the malfunctioned one. In August I had the two removed and replaced with another two. I AM truly thinking about not going through Chemo. I have been told without it, I may be around about 2-3 months. PLEASE can anyone tell me what happened to them with the Cisplatin and Gemcitabane Chemo. I am 62 years old and female. Cautious about chemo if it doesn't work!