• LadyLinden
    • Experience with Bile Duct (Cholangi...
    about 6 years ago
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    Radiation

    Radiation was not recommended, just chemo.

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • LadyLinden
    • Experience with Bile Duct (Cholangi...
    about 6 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I chose no chemo because of side effects. I am in Stage IV and do not feel chemo is right for me due to prognosis and life expectancy.

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • LadyLinden
    • Experience with Bile Duct (Cholangi...
    about 6 years ago
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    I have had on 3 different occasions, stent placement in the liver.

    Procedure or Surgery

    I went into the Henry Ford Hospital on 5/24/13 to seek treatment for a severe itching problem and jaundice. I was told that evening...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • LadyLinden
    • Experience with Bile Duct (Cholangi...
    about 6 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Wow! Life can change as quick as a wink! The PET scan showed lymph node metastasis. The biggest "Oh No" was being diagnosed with ...

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    • Bellamore
    • Experience with Intrahepatic, Bile D...
    over 6 years ago
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    short term bile drainage stent

    Procedure or Surgery

    I feel this is just the beginning of a long process. It's not an uncommon surgery with this type of cancer, but it's not a sure thin...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • RLM
    • Experience with Intrahepatic, Bile Duct Ca...
    over 6 years ago
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    no more help can be given. bile duct cancer spread to the lungs. all chemo types have been tried.

    Oh No

    Went to Duke University Medical Center for clinical trial. There for nine weeks. No help. Dr. Advised me to seek hospice help whic...

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    • ShannonB
    • Experience with Intrahepatic, Bile Du...
    over 6 years ago
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    Birthday

    Celebration

    Spent a week at a resort with all my immediate family and their extended families. Got to celebrate my niece's 11th birthday.

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    • ShannonB
    • Experience with Intrahepatic, Bile Du...
    over 6 years ago
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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    Found a mass in my liver when I went into the ER with abdominal pain. Stayed in the hospital for ten days and left with a cancer dia...

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    • ShannonB
    • Experience with Intrahepatic, Bile Du...
    over 6 years ago
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    Decided not to do chemo

    Decision Point

    Haven't signed up for hospice yet. I still look and feel pretty good all things considered.

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    • Tomtucson
    • Experience with Bile Duct (Cholangio...
    over 6 years ago
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    5 years out Vegas baby

    Celebration

    Family threw me an awesome party at the Flamingo.

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    • Tomtucson
    • Experience with Bile Duct (Cholangio...
    over 6 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Stage 111 Cholangiocarcinoma survivor spread to the liver, was treated with major surgery,(got99Percent) Radiation, oral Chemo. Turn...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Marsha
    • Experience with Bile Duct (Cholangiocar...
    over 6 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    When I was told I had Stage IV bile duct cancer with a tumor on my liver which was inoperable and my cancer was not curable

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