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Survival Rates was posted 05/22/2013 08:55 pm by Nadia
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Jack, As you said, survival rates are variable. When my mom was finally diagnosed in February of 2005, her Dr. said some people live 8-10 months and others can live a number of years. My mom actually lived 3-1/2 years on only palliative care of stent placement in the bile ducts. She was just over 80 when diagnosed and not a good surgical candidate. She chose quality of life instead of quantity and actually had both. Her Dr. thought for sure she would die within the year. She made it her mission to keep on keepin' on. They called her the everready bunny in the procedure room. I believe had she had chemo or radiation one or the other or both would have killed her. Hope this helps in some way. I would be happy to answer other questions based on our situation.

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