gallblader cancer
kattoor mariyumma

Saudi Arabia

#1 Jan 26, 2006
please advise me gallblader cancer treatment
Edie

San Diego, CA

#3 Nov 11, 2007
Maybe the treatment I have received will be of interest to you. March 16, 2007 I was diagnosed with stage iv gallbladder cancer (cancer in lungs, liver, bowel, colon, lymph nodes, gallbladder and a large 7 inch tumor mass in my peritoneum). Doctors in San Diego gave me about three months to live. Don't ever let statistics overwhelm you. For two weeks my husband and I researched around the clock; flew overnight to Sloan Kettering in NYC to confirm it was inoperative; had MD Anderson in Houston look over my Pet Scan and confirm their systemic chemo regiment for nonresectable gallbladder cancer; and finally found the doctor at the Stanford Cancer Center who has saved my life. His chemotherapy treatment (oxaliplatin/avastin/xeloda) killed over 70% of the cancer after 4 cycles (each 3 weeks long). With such stunning results from chemo, Stanford agreed to do radical surgery on July 11, 2007 to remove the gallbladder, 4 liver segments, lymph nodes (cancer in the colon and bowel seen on the most recent cat scan was dead by the time they opened me up.) A new cat scan on August 10, 2007 showed no visible cancer. I'm almost finished with another 4 cycles of oxliplatin/avastin/xeloda to wipe out any undetectable cancer cells. My CA 19 blood marker was down to 1.2 on November 1, 2007 (normal is anything less than 35). Another cat scan on December 10, 2007 will show us what's happening. I don't presume to think I'm cured, but I feel so blessed by God's Grace, and humbled by this experience, and so much in awe of my medical team at Stanford Cancer Center I wanted to let you know. Perhaps it will inspire you to fight and to know that there is potential hope out there for this deadly cancer. God bless you. Edith in California
Guest

Newport, AR

#4 Nov 22, 2008
Edie wrote:
Maybe the treatment I have received will be of interest to you. March 16, 2007 I was diagnosed with stage iv gallbladder cancer (cancer in lungs, liver, bowel, colon, lymph nodes, gallbladder and a large 7 inch tumor mass in my peritoneum). Doctors in San Diego gave me about three months to live. Don't ever let statistics overwhelm you. For two weeks my husband and I researched around the clock; flew overnight to Sloan Kettering in NYC to confirm it was inoperative; had MD Anderson in Houston look over my Pet Scan and confirm their systemic chemo regiment for nonresectable gallbladder cancer; and finally found the doctor at the Stanford Cancer Center who has saved my life. His chemotherapy treatment (oxaliplatin/avastin/xeloda) killed over 70% of the cancer after 4 cycles (each 3 weeks long). With such stunning results from chemo, Stanford agreed to do radical surgery on July 11, 2007 to remove the gallbladder, 4 liver segments, lymph nodes (cancer in the colon and bowel seen on the most recent cat scan was dead by the time they opened me up.) A new cat scan on August 10, 2007 showed no visible cancer. I'm almost finished with another 4 cycles of oxliplatin/avastin/xeloda to wipe out any undetectable cancer cells. My CA 19 blood marker was down to 1.2 on November 1, 2007 (normal is anything less than 35). Another cat scan on December 10, 2007 will show us what's happening. I don't presume to think I'm cured, but I feel so blessed by God's Grace, and humbled by this experience, and so much in awe of my medical team at Stanford Cancer Center I wanted to let you know. Perhaps it will inspire you to fight and to know that there is potential hope out there for this deadly cancer. God bless you. Edith in California
I hope you made it. I lost my sister to it on 08/20/07
shirin saddiq

Islamabad, Pakistan

#5 Apr 18, 2009
dear edie my mom is suffering from the same disease can u please guide us more on these medicines u have referred i.e. oxaliplatin/avastin/xeloda i mean wat was the dosage and all
PNAG

Kolkata, India

#6 Apr 12, 2011
Hi.
I am from India.
My dad aged aged 69 years old was diagnosed in the month of April, 2010 with Gall Bladder cancer stage-IV with liver metastasis and the mere survival was given approx 3 to 6 months. Till now he is ok with god's grace and has completed 8 cycles of chemotherapy involving cisplatin and gemcitabine along with manitol etc. His latest MRI report of the whole abdomen done 4 days ago showed that the Gall Bladder has shrunken in size now stands about 2 cm in max diameter and all other organs- spleen, kidneys, liver etc are good. Stricture is seen in the duct and it is little dilated. I am worried about this even though our doctor (oncologist) has shown great satisfaction over the test. Anyone has suggestion please. Thanks
amari

Ratlam, India

#7 May 4, 2011
Hi my mother has been diagnosed with class 4 gall bladder cancer where the docs in Delhi have told me that she will live for 3-6 months without chemo and maybe another 3-6 months with chemo.I have moved to alternative medicine like homoepathy and herbal for cure as I want to protect her from pain of chemo and am looking at her living her last days happy and pain free for as long as it lasts.
I hope I am making the right decision.
If there is anyone who has survived GBC stage 4 pl comment.
cheers and god bless everyone !
amari

Ratlam, India

#8 May 4, 2011
Edie wrote:
Maybe the treatment I have received will be of interest to you. March 16, 2007 I was diagnosed with stage iv gallbladder cancer (cancer in lungs, liver, bowel, colon, lymph nodes, gallbladder and a large 7 inch tumor mass in my peritoneum). Doctors in San Diego gave me about three months to live. Don't ever let statistics overwhelm you. For two weeks my husband and I researched around the clock; flew overnight to Sloan Kettering in NYC to confirm it was inoperative; had MD Anderson in Houston look over my Pet Scan and confirm their systemic chemo regiment for nonresectable gallbladder cancer; and finally found the doctor at the Stanford Cancer Center who has saved my life. His chemotherapy treatment (oxaliplatin/avastin/xeloda) killed over 70% of the cancer after 4 cycles (each 3 weeks long). With such stunning results from chemo, Stanford agreed to do radical surgery on July 11, 2007 to remove the gallbladder, 4 liver segments, lymph nodes (cancer in the colon and bowel seen on the most recent cat scan was dead by the time they opened me up.) A new cat scan on August 10, 2007 showed no visible cancer. I'm almost finished with another 4 cycles of oxliplatin/avastin/xeloda to wipe out any undetectable cancer cells. My CA 19 blood marker was down to 1.2 on November 1, 2007 (normal is anything less than 35). Another cat scan on December 10, 2007 will show us what's happening. I don't presume to think I'm cured, but I feel so blessed by God's Grace, and humbled by this experience, and so much in awe of my medical team at Stanford Cancer Center I wanted to let you know. Perhaps it will inspire you to fight and to know that there is potential hope out there for this deadly cancer. God bless you. Edith in California
Adith my mother has been diaonosed with stage 4 gbc and I would like to know how you are and if you did any alternative therapy alo.
A Rashid Karachi Pakistan

Hyderabad, Pakistan

#9 May 24, 2011
My father was diagnosed gallbladder cancer in march 2009 on CT scan that was operable so we did radical cholecystectomy and after 6 weeks radiation and chemotherapy (5FU and leucovorin) given he was ok till august 2010 on followup CT he had metastatic lesion in liver for hat recieved 6 cycles of gemzar and cisplatin lesion regressed but after 2 months again lesion increased so we did RFA (Radio Frequency Ablation)now oncologist advised for Xeloda. Any body wants to advise should i start xeloda what are its side effects, is this compatible with life.
Waiting for response
Herewegoagain

Davidson, NC

#10 Sep 11, 2014
Would like to hear from Edie or her family to know how things went after her post 11/07 post. My mother has gall bladder cancer - has been in and out of treatment since 2008. Going back into treatment again - looking for options.

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