• sanchezlil
    • Experience with Bile Duct (Cholangi...
    over 8 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    Hello I'm hoping someone can give some advise. My Mom has bile duct cancer. She is normally an energizer bunny. But lately she...

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    • Bellamore
    • Experience with Bile Duct (Cholangio...
    over 8 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I have a Hepatic Artery Infusion Pump implanted in my abdomen. It pumps chemo directly to my liver so there are no side effects. Unf...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Bellamore
    • Experience with Bile Duct (Cholangio...
    over 8 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was diagnosed with bile duct cancer in November of 2011. The tumor is the size of an orange and has been growing for at least 15 y...

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    • Bellamore
    • Experience with Bile Duct (Cholangio...
    over 8 years ago
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    CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

    Other Care

    I haven't started yet, but I want to do acupuncture. My doctor is totally against any herbal medicines.

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    • Bellamore
    • Experience with Bile Duct (Cholangio...
    over 8 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    I lost my waistline. I worked hard at keeping fit and in shape and now I have a pump the size of a hocky puck protruding from my abd...

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    • Bellamore
    • Experience with Bile Duct (Cholangio...
    over 8 years ago
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    Hepatic Artery Infusion Pump Therapy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Spent 6 days in the hospital for surgery. Three months for recovery. It was tough because my husband and I are currently raising out...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Bellamore
    • Experience with Bile Duct (Cholangio...
    over 8 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    My holistic doctor diagnosed this cancer. Because he couldn't treat me for it, I opted to go to Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhatte...

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    • Bellamore
    • Experience with Intrahepatic, Bile D...
    over 8 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    I was just starting to get back into shape from a previous injury. I don't feel I am ready to go back to the gym or do much in the w...

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    • Bellamore
    • Experience with Intrahepatic, Bile D...
    over 8 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    So far so good. No side effects when only on the pump and very mild side effect with the systemic.

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Bellamore
    • Experience with Intrahepatic, Bile D...
    over 8 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    the implant went without a hitch. I spent 6 days in the hospital and 3 months recovering from the surgery. But the cancer has matast...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Bellamore
    • Experience with Intrahepatic, Bile D...
    over 8 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Went to my holistic doctor because I was just feeling "off". He did a ton of blood work and that's when it showed up. Then he handed...

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    • september1
    • Experience with Bile Duct (Cholangi...
    over 8 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I had abd pain, very similar, to an ulcer. My doctor saw me right away and treated me for an ulcer. She ordered CT pf abd and pelvi...

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