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Discussion BoardGBC was posted 07/27/2011 08:47 am by Carole
I am so sorry that your grandma has been diagnosed with GBC. First, as you
can tell by the posts, this is not an active board. You may want to post on
the pancreatic side of this board because some of the issues for caring for
patients are similar, particularly because both cancers show up in the liver.
The participants on that board are highly supportive. Ask lots of questions
of the doctors. I believe that a bypass will make your grandma more
comfortable and allow her digestive system to work better. My mother got gbc
at age 76 years and everything they did was aimed at increasing her comfort
level and quality of life. As the disease progresses, doctors can control
pain quite well. Most gbc cases are discovered at later stages when the
cancer has spread, simply because there are few symptoms. Bbc patients can
have as long as 1 to 1 1/2 years, but each case is different.
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