Originally Posted by vjwolfe
is there anyone on here that knows anything about cholangiocarcinoma. This is a form of liver cancer. I would like to talk on here to anyone who knows anything about this type of cancer.
My husband has just been diagnosed with bile duct cancer, (one week). Currently he has an internal/external tube which drains the bile. The external part has been capped off. This treatment helped clear up the jaundice and bring back his appetite. I am currently in the process of applying to MD Anderson in Houston. Supposed to hear back within three days. We saw a liver surgeon who said surgery was his only option, but that would be determined during exploratory surgery to see if the cancer has spread. If it has spread - no surgery. He has seen five DR's during all the procedures he has had and each Dr. says the diagnosis is inconclusive, but they feel certain it is cancer because of the initial symptoms, abdominal pain, yellowing of skin and whites of the eyes, no appetite, weight loss and skin itching. My husband is diabetic and also has a heart condition, making it questionable if he could withstand surgery which we are told is "huge". How about you. What do you know of this disease and what kind of treatment?