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  • in reply to: My Wife, Patty, unresectable Klatskin tumor. Trying IP-6 #15417
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    My mother has not started chemo, still waiting for MD Anderson, but I will share the wonderful success stories with chemo and radiation therapy. We were just not to happy with being told that chemo would be the only method to keep her comfortable. It sounds like success is a possibility. My mom was preparing for MD Anderson-Houston where she was accepted to be tested and (to us) final determination that surgery was not an option but she got Cholangitis so we had to postpone. Maybe we should just proceed with chemotherapy. Anyone out there heard anything about the Gallup Cancer Center in Gallup, NM?

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    My mother, age 66 was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma-Klatskin’s tumor. She was diagnosed in Abq, NM where surgery was attempted but not successful due to the tumor existing 1mm in the right love of her liver. At the time I was told that the tumor existed only in the left lobe and that other tests were negative making her a candidate for resection. Her case weas referred to MD Anderson for resection but was twice denied due to the “horse hair” existence in her right lobe. My mother is again a 66 year old Native American woman, a spectacular woman with no history of alcohol, drugs or tobacco use or abuse. She is fairly health and quickly healed from her first faileed surgery. I want to fight the fight but feel my options are not non-existent. HELP!

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