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  • Ipadgrannie has replied to a post on the message board

    Has anyone researched Proton Therapy? After my stage 2b cholangiocarcinoma was operated on my surgeon recommended I research a PT Center that is attached to a teaching institution. The cancer had spread to within my liver. It was a difficult operation. I did, we were amazed and I went for 5 treatments. No evidence of the cancer after a month. Medicare and Blue Cross paid for the treatment. I would sug...

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    • Ipadgrannie has replied to a post on the message board

      YES. I just finished a 5 day course of proton treatment for bile duct cancer.the doc said it was all gone. I had stage 2+ with 2 lymph nodes infected but no metastasis. My surgeon told me to check out a teaching hospital. There was one 2 hours away. We drove every day but the hosp had made arrange with local motels/hotels for reduced rates for those who needed to stat there. I def would look into that Bes...

      February 27, 2016 view post
      • Ipadgrannie has replied to a post on the message board

        I just realized I didn't answer your question. Sorry. Radiation and chemo will probably be pretty on your dad ... on anyone. My surgeon changed the oncologist I was to see because she wanted to start with chem/rad. My surgeon suggested I look into the proton therapy for the first after/surgery treatment Again, the best to your dad.

        February 27, 2016 view post
        • Ipadgrannie has replied to a post on the message board

          I am 85 yr old woman w stage 2 bile duct cancer, outside of and partly w/in my liver. My dr did not recommend chemo and radiation. She re'mended proton therapy at a teaching hospital. I had 5 treatments, no side effects. In about a month another CT scan will show the results. But the doc at Loma Linda Univ said they got all. I would suggest you look into that. Loma Linda Univ. is located in So. Calif. but a sea...

          February 27, 2016 view post
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