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Discussion Boardthought it was gallstones was posted 06/05/2001 11:43 pm by SUSAN LATHAM
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I was researching biliary cancer and came to the website where i read your
message which sounds so similar to what i am encountering with my own mother.
Back in January she went into a hospital in Florida for removal of stones in
her bile duct. 2 months later she went back in for gallbladder surgery. No
cancer diagnosis was made until this past month when she became jaundice
again and an ercp was performed which detected a tumor. A stint was implanted
one week ago but it appears that this is not working properly. She is very
weak and yellow. There is no nausea or vomiting, or swelling of her
extremities. We are awaiting surgery for removal of this tumor this month at
Mass. General. We are being told that this form of cancer is rare and
difficult to treat. We are praying that my mother can sustain her health over
the next few weeks to have this surgery to remove the tumor. We have not
gotten beyond the mention of surgery to think about chemotherapy or
radiation. Wishing you and your mother the best. I share in how painful this
is. My mother is 76 years old and had been in excellent health until this
past year. Praying for us all. Susan L.
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