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Liver transplant for cholangiocarcinoma
My husband has been diagnosed with this cancer. We have researched and found that there are two hospitals in the country that do treatment. It involves chemo, radiation and a liver transplant. The dr has told us there is no cure and we can only hope to prolong his life, with chemo, and make him as comfortable as possible. Has anyone heard of this treatment? It is done at Emory Institute in Atlanta and at Presbyterian Hospital in New York.
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This treatment protocol is a cure. It was invented at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN back in the late 1990s and was initially done primarily by Mayo, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and at the University of Nebraska. Now there are over 10 cancer centers around the country that are performing  the protocol. Send your medical records and imaging studies on a Disk to Dr. William C. Chapman at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (Washington University) in St. Louis and he will quickly tell you if your husband is a candidate for the treatment. His contact info is: Tel #: 314-362-7792 and his email is ***@**** His address is 660 So. Euclid Ave., Box 8109, St. Louis, MO 63110

Most oncologists don’t tell their patients about this cure. I am the spouse of a woman who died from ICC and I learned of the cure on my own because most of the news about ICC said it was hopeless and her first oncologists did not tell us about it. I have had more than 200 calls or emails from ICC patients who were not told about this treatment by their oncologist at well known cancer centers like Yale and MSKCC. I can put you in contact with those who have been cured by this treatment protocol. You have posted this question on the Mayo Clinic website and they are also a great treatment center for this cure. Note that each center may slightly vary the protocol. Mayo may not accept patients who have had a needle biopsy of the tumor. Dr. Chapman in St. Louis will accept such a patient. Do not delay as time is crucial and if the cancer has spread your husband will not be eligible.

I am happy to speak with you also. My cell # is 808-753-0290. You can save some lives.


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I have an email in to James Cancer Center, here in Ohio as the other places are a good distance away and our resources are limited. The official diagnosis is intrahepatic bile duct carcinoma.
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His doctor won't make the referral to Emory. He doesn't meet the criteria for the treatment. Tumor too big, his age, protein level being low and overall health is poor. He said he would however, refer him to the James Cancer Center or the Cleveland Clinic but he would get he same answers. He doesn't want him to travel to Georgia and be away from his family just to , maybe, not making it back. That would be treasured time wasted, money soent and etc. So, with all that said, my husband is declining chemo, since it does destroy the liver anyway.
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Have you tried Dr henry? He is a member of AACR-American Association for Cancer Research, CRI-Cancer Research Institute and WCR-Worldwide Cancer Research which is a charity that funds research projects into any type of cancer, anywhere in the world. Some of their recent research projects are focused on herbal therapy,less of chemo and some recent developments have been discovered. I'm sure your case would fit in perfectly cos my mom was a beneficiary. Do not be discouraged by the negatives. All I've got is the old mail-***@****. Anyone might have his other contacts and who knows, you might be lucky. All the best
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No, we haven't tried Dr. Henry. We got a call from Emory a couple of days ago and they said they did get a referral from the dr. they just need to see his records. He has a tentative appt for the end of the month.
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His old personal private contact - drhenry247atgmaildotcom.
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We have a definate appt at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory Healthcare. Wish us luck
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We just found out that surgery is not an option. The cancer has spread outside the liver into the gall bladder and the peritoneum.  Now it's a matter of chemo, should he decide to do it, and getting his scrip for Marinol to boost his appetite and to hep with effects of chemo. Having a hard time getting it filled, due to only having Medicare. The co-pay they quoted is a little out of our reach but I am looking into programs to help.
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Do you know which other hospitals do this surgery?  My husband has ICC, stage four.  He is doing chemo but has also been told that surgery is not an option.
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