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    Lcho asked a questionBile Duct (Cholangiocarcinoma) Cancer

    My partner just started showing signs of jaundice.

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      geekling

      I am sorry for you and your partner.

      I actually know very little about this sort of cancer but I read up a little bit.

      Since the liver is being attacked, jauntice is to be expected. Is that how the cancer was diagnosed?

      The symptoms are very similar to those of hepatitis which means, simply, swollen liver. Your profile indicates your friend has already had surgery. Do the doctors feel they were able to remove the cancerous mass?

      https://www.cancer.org/cancer/bile-duct-cancer/treating/based-on-situation.html

      Hepatitis can be prevented from worstening so quickly through diet. Milk thistle is protective and can actually, if used in combination with other herbs and food, prevent further swelling. Your friend will eat steamed artichokes. Use the cook water to make tea and other meals. Bitter greens such as dandelion and nettles help. There is an herb called 'Oregon Grape Root' which is very anti inflammatory for the liver.

      If her energy is flagging, use moringa as a tea. Find a local someone knowlegable about herbs and have them blend up something so as to ease her discomfort.

      Best wishes

      about 2 years ago
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      BoiseB

      My Dr.s watched me very carefully for jaundice because it means liver involvement. Some pain killers make my liver spike. So I no longer take those meds. You should call your cancer center or your Dr. and report this.

      about 2 years ago
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