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  • in reply to: Introduction / Welcome #83993
    caroled
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    Glad to hear your mom is doing well! I go back May 16th for cat scan, will know something then!

    in reply to: Introduction / Welcome #83958
    caroled
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    Hi I am Carole also. Was diagnosed with bile duct cancer in 2016. Went thru three months chemo and had y90 done at Vanderbilt in December. Had scan done in February but radiation still doing its thing so I go back in May for another scan. I also had no symptoms, it was found by accident and size of golf ball.

    Procedure went well but I do feel very bloated the past month. Let me know how you make out.

    Good Luck!

    in reply to: Newly diagnosed #91701
    caroled
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    Thank you and so glad I found this website.

    I believe I will go thru two more months of treatment then a cat scan to evaluate my response to treatment. I just get a lot of fatigue with the treatment. A shot I get called neulasta after second round of chemo knocks me out for a few days with flu like symptoms . That shot does me in ore than the chemo.

    I do not believe it is proton therapy it is some sort of laster that will kill off the tumor. My oncologist said what it’s called but do not remember, I will ask him when I see him again.

    in reply to: Newly diagnosed #91697
    caroled
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    I was diagnosed with CC about a month ago. Last year was in the hospital and had cat scan. I had nodule on my lung and it did show spot on liver. No one was concerned with liver but got cat scan every six months for nodule. It appeared to have grown very little but Doctor wanted me to have pet scan. Liver showed up positive, had biopsy but origin could not be determined. Oncologist sent biopsy out for DNA and it is CC and possibly nodule in lung is where it has spread. The nodule is so tiny biopsy cannot be done so that is good news. The oncologist said it is very slow growing and on the side where surgery could be successful.

    I have no symptoms but have to had this tumor a few years.

    I am on chemo because it has spread every other week for 3 months. Doctor is considering using a high beam laser to kill off the tumor once it shrinks. Has anyone heard of this?

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