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Bile Duct Cancer/ Cholangio Ca was posted 03/13/2008 01:42 pm by Beach Girl
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My mother has Bile Duct Cancer in the right lobe of her liver. She is not young, but was, for the most part, in good health in recent years. However, in the last year or two, my mother had lost 20 lbs, had no appetite, always felt full, could not eat, and was extremely fatigued. She never turned yellow, until after her surgery.

A group of wonderful doctors at a large medical center removed the tumor and she is now slowly in the recovery stage. However, she continues to have large amount of liquid drainage coming out of her abdominal surgery site. Two drain lines were placed in her abdomen to drain the fluid.

My question to all those families who have been through this type of surgery 'Is this normal for all patients after the removal of a liver tumor?' Will this fluid ever stop draining? I think it is called ascites? I would love to hear back from anyone who has had this type of liver cancer surgery! My mother has just started eating solid food again. It is so wonderful to hear form other families who have a loved one with some type of Bile Duct Cancer. I would love to hear from you. God Bless each of you! Beach Girl

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