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Peg was posted 11/16/2001 05:26 pm by Brenda/Indy
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Dear Peg: My dad has been treated for bile duct cancer for 7 months and has never had a tumor marker (CA19-9) drawn after his first normal. His onc prefers to go more on how dad feels and what his cat scans show---(his tumor has never shown on cat scan so they just look at the place where it should be--the stent marks the spot! and hope that it doesn't start showing up which would mean it is growing. Dad has outlived his six month prognosis and is looking forward to finishing his Gemzar and having some months of increased strength and appetite! Best of luck!

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