Good CT scan, yayy!
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- This topic has 20 replies, 18 voices, and was last updated 13 years, 5 months ago by kristin.
January 8, 2010 at 2:17 pm #33768kristinSpectator
I have not had any medical treatment in the last three years, since I had radiation for a recurrence. My “treatment” is my own program that I’ve devised. I take a lot of supplements, practice qigong and meditation daily, have acupuncture once a week to strengthen my liver and immune system, and exercise a lot (running and in the gym.) I also try to focus on what I really want to achieve in life, and put most of my energy there.
I’m also blessed with a really wonderful oncologist near my home, who supports me and trusts my judgement. I had a bad experience at the big teaching hospital near me (University of Kentucky) and the Mayo Clinic was not very helpful FOR ME. It’s all a matter of finding someone whose philosophy fits with your own. I have an appointment and blood tests (liver enzymes and CA19-9) every two months and CT scans a couple times a year. If anything changes, we’ll go on from there.
Hope this gives you some useful ideas. My best wishes to you both.
KristinJanuary 7, 2010 at 6:51 pm #33767surf2konaMember
My brother is relatively new to cc. I would love to get the same news about him next year.
Can you tell me what treatment you are using and where you are being treated.
BrianDecember 31, 2009 at 5:24 am #33766beth-oSpectator
OOPS MY HAND MUST HAVE CLICKED SEND TOO SOON-
BEAN 1969- I JUST WANTED TO MENTION THAT THE BILE DUCTS ARE KIND OF THE PLUMBING IN OUR LIVER…AND SO WHEN YOU HAVE A BILE DUCT TUMOR IT CAN BE IN A FEW PLACES. IT CAN BE IN THE GALLBLADDER, THE LIVER, IN THE AREA OF THE PANCREASE. THNGS LIKE THAT. WHEN THEY TAKE IT OUT AND STAIN IT UP UNDER, TO LOOK UNDER THE SCOPE THAT IS HOW THEY FIGURE OUT IF IT STARTED IN THE DUCTS OR STARTED IN THE LIVER. SO BILE DUCT CANCER, THAT STARTED IN THE BILE DUCTS OF THE LIVER, IS STILL BILE DUCT CANCER. A LONG TIME AGO IT WAS ALL BUNCHED UP AS LIVER CANCER BUT NOW WE SEPARATE THEM OUT. GOOD NEWS IS, OUR STATISTICS ARE BETTER THAN A PRIMARY LIVER CANCER…ONLY MARGINALLY BUT I’LL TAKE THE STATISTIC THAT DOES SOMETHING GOOD FOR US FOR A CHANGE!
HOPE THAT HELPS. EVERY ONE OF MY 5 SIBLINGS AND MY MOM NEEDED THE SAME CLARIFICATION WAY BACK WHEN (OVER 2 YEARS AGO, I WAS DIAGNOSED.) YOU ARE NOT ALONE.December 31, 2009 at 5:15 am #33765beth-oSpectator
THAT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU COULD HAVE RECEIVED HOW WONDERFUL OF YOU TO SHARE IT WITH US!December 27, 2009 at 6:10 am #33764momsdaughterSpectator
So excited for you!!! Congrats and Enjoy!!!!!!December 25, 2009 at 3:59 pm #33763bean1969Spectator
Oh, congrats Kristin…any words of advice on how to stay healthy?December 25, 2009 at 3:57 pm #33762bean1969Spectator
I am new here so I have a dumb question. With this diagnosis is it a given that it is in the liver as well or do some of you have only the bile duct tumor?December 22, 2009 at 8:18 pm #33761marionsModerator
The same to you, dear Lulu.
Best wishes coming your way,
MarionDecember 22, 2009 at 8:16 pm #33760lulu07Spectator
Wonderful news and very inspiring to all. Iam new to this site and already feel empowered by all of you. A very Merry Christmas to all!!December 22, 2009 at 1:21 pm #33759tstewart4128Member
That such great news!!!! Have a Merry Christmas!!December 22, 2009 at 11:15 am #33758jcleggMember
That is such good news – it gives us ALL a lift to hear it. Merry Christmas.
Joyce C.December 22, 2009 at 12:02 am #33757ajcarman72Spectator
I love seeing news like this! Enjoy your holiday season!December 17, 2009 at 9:59 pm #33756katieloumattMember
What fab news!! Great way to start the holidays,
KatieDecember 17, 2009 at 5:43 pm #33755lalupesSpectator
Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes!!!!!! Wheeeeeeeeeee!! I’m so pleased for you & optimistic for the rest of us!!
Julia xxDecember 17, 2009 at 1:34 pm #33754hollandgMember
That’s wonderful news in time for Xmas – long may it continue.
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