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Bill was posted 03/24/2001 09:31 pm by Lillie
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Bill, I am sorry about your friend. Her dr. should get her under a good oncologist who has treated bile duct cancer. There are chemos that have been quite effective for some. Gemcitibine(Gemzar), is one that I am more familiar with. Also there are a lot of trials your friend may want to try. There is a lady on the Pancreas Cancer Board at JH that was on the Gemzar since 1997. Her oncologist just switched her to a new chemo because Gemzar was no longer working for her. Bill, PC and BD cancers are very familiar and I don't want to mislead you either they are both very deadly and spread ever so fast. Hopefully some treatments can buy your friend more time. It doesn't always buy more quality time but sometimes it does. Hopefully the oncologist can lay all the cards out for a decision. Wishing your friend the very best Lillie

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