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Discussion BoardSurvival Rates was posted 05/22/2013 08:55 pm by Nadia
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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