@ Katja: The doctors believe that is a combination of the two right now. We will see more results in November when he gets his three month scans to see how much more the SIR-Spheres have shrunk the tumors. I am keeping my fingers crossed and staying positive. In my opinion based upon the latest scans, the SIR-Spheres have significantly helped.
@ Everyone: Thank you for all of your kind words everyone. I really appreciate them and love hearing your feedback.
Onehopefuldaughter, Welcome to our family and so great to hear your Father is already a survivor! That is just great news, nothing we like better. Keep up the positive attitude and you with your dad will do very well. Please keep us posted.
I’m new to this board and we haven’t started chemo yet – but that all sounds like great news…we have meetings setup with oncologists tomorrow and next week – so I’ve written down what you have done and I’ll be discussing with my doctors.
Congrats on the good news – it’s always nice to hear.
My father was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma on January 21, 2010. They originally found two lymph nodes affected, lesions on his diaphragm, and one tumor that measured 7.5 cm. They removed one of the lymph nodes during exploratory surgery and told me that his tumor was unresectable.
He has been receiving Gemzar and Oxaliplatinum chemotherapy every week since. We have been using this therapy because the tumor is unresectable.
In August, he received a treatment of the SIR-Spheres micro-spheres. The one month scans show that the lesions on the diaphragm are gone, the one lypmh node that was remaining after surgery is now .5 mm and not worth mentioning anymore, and that the one tumor is actually two small tumors that are shrinking! One tumor has already shrunk about 1 cm!
We are so grateful for this news and blessed to have such a great team at CC!