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Discussion BoardDealing with BDC? was posted 09/19/2002 10:08 am by Den
My dad is 60 yrs of age and is dx with a Klatskin tumor. He's been in the
hospital for a month with Transhepatic drains for his jaundice. He survived a
sepsis which cleared completely for now. The oncologist treating him advices
to treat him with external radiation prior the implantation of metallic
stents. The tumor is small, so far slow, and has not metasized yet. He is
displaying symptoms for Cholestasis of the liver. He has anorexia and poor
nutrition. Being a proud 6' 240 Lbs man, he feels useless and he has drowned
into deep depression.
Although it is comforting to know I am not alone, I do realize the severity
of the condition. I wish to know from the experience of others
what lays ahead for me and my mom. I have to prepare myself to deal with the
coming times and really wish to know what to expect.
Thank you in advance and I feel for all those that went through with the
fight of this disease or are undergoing the battle.
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