wapehani's Journey with Gallbladder Cancer

Patient: Gallbladder Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 75

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    • wapehani
    • Experience with Gallbladder Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    First laparoscopic surgery to remove gallbladder and found it was cancerous. Then major surgery to remove rest of bile ducts, part of liver that touched GB, etc. Surgery went very well. Then chemo and radiation to try to kill any other bad cells. Now more cancer discovered in lymph nodes and liver. Most care will be palliative. I continue to feel very well. Don't know when that will change.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • wapehani
    • Experience with Gallbladder Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Eleven 21-day chemo cycles of gemcitabine and cisplatin. Twenty-five radiation sessions. Very few side effects but felt much better after it was over at the end of May 2011.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • wapehani
    • Experience with Gallbladder Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Twenty-five sessions with minimal side effects.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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