Mom -- looking up :-)

Happily, Mom didn't have chemo on Friday.

Her oncologist looked at the results of her PET scan and said the surgeon was full of it.

She doesn't have ASC, she has CCC, Cholangiocarcinoma, a cancer of the bile duct that is fairly rare (1-2 cases / 100,000 ppl), but which is curable through surgery. Mom had surgery, and there's no evidence the cancer had spread through her lymphatic system.

The short answer: Prognosis is much better than with ASC. Surgical resection allows for a cure, and follow-up radiation shows good results. Mom's scheduled intensive, local radiation 5 days a week for the next 5 weeks, and an oral chemotherapy tablet after that. Her hair probably won't fall out.

I feel, well, amazed. Mom has a fighting chance.

Keep it up, prayer warriors!

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