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Discussion Boardbile duct cancer was posted 12/10/2001 09:19 pm by Peg
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My husband, age 76, has been diagnosed with suspicious malignancy for bile
duct cancer. His doctor wants him to see a surgeon at Sloan who specializes
in this, but he refuses. He was operated (4 hrs.) for removal of gall
bladder Oct 3. In July he was jaundiced, no pain, had tests etc. Biliary
count went down. A week after the gall bladder removal he had his second
operation to find out what was blocking the draining of the bile. The
material they found was biopsied locally and found to be a carcinoma. A
T-tube was placed in him. Second opinion above was at John Hopkins. The
oncologist is very hopeful chemo with radiation will help without surgery.
The radiologist doesn't feel that way and wants my husband to have surgery.
His blood count is good, he feels great, eats well. He even questions if he
should do anything. I just discovered this chat group and thought perhaps
someone has been faced with this. The cholangiogram doesn't show a tumor,
but the oncologist said it could be hidden. I would welcome a reply.
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