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    Hello Losingmydad, I read your entire story. I know what you are going through. You are express your feeling very well. I thought those same things when I was caring for my wife those 7 long years. The best thing you can do is try and stay with him as much as possible. i wish I caould advise you more but it truly appears you know what is next. Take care...you appear to be a very strong person. that's what your f...

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      Hello Deborah, Well yes 7 1/2 years was a long battle. Karen was diagnosed after she had her annual physical. I was discovered purely by accident. Her doctor saw strange blood lab work results and advised Karen to get admitted into John Muir Hospital ASAP. She wanted Karen in the hospital as an inpatient so the test will do much faster than doiing them as an out-patient.  Well she was admitted and within days ...

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        Hello this is Leonard again. I apologize.. I misread the date of your post. I assmumed it was posted on December 10 2014. My mistake. Leonard from Alamo California

        December 10 at 9:40 PM view post
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          Hello Audra, Well based on what I read, and in my opinion who ever and where ever they were treating your dad didn't seem to have a darn clue on what they were doing. But that being said, if what you say is true that your dad has been battling Bile Duct Cancer since 2003 to current  (December 10, 2014...11 years). He is a total miracle and should be written up in every medical journal regarding Cholangiocarino...

          December 10 at 9:34 PM view post
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            Hello, I have been on CancerCompass for over 10 years and I have NEVER seen such a long story.  I used the word seen because I did not read it, I only looked at it. One thing I am almost sure of...YOUR MESSAGE IS TOO LONG AND I DO NOT BELIEVE ANYONE WILL RESPOND WITH ADVISE EXCEPT TO SAY...good luck and best wishes. Leonard from Alamo, California

            December 10 at 9:12 PM view post
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              Hello Sharath, Well, it sounds like your grand-mother is seriously ill. A Klatskin Tumor is very serious and if they can not do surgery it become even more serious. I sounds like you had a second opinion. That is always a good approach. With regard to how much time you grand-mother has to live is not something anyone can say. Everyone is different. Her doctors would know more about that then any of us. I am assumi...

              December 02 at 4:06 PM view post
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                Hello Fred, Well I am very surprised with the difference of opinion between the doctors. Intrahepatic and Extrahepatic are very different. A CTscan/PET scan or an MRI will pin point the location. I can not understand the doctors comments. I would definitely get a second opinion. If surgery is offered go for it. It is the best first approach to dealing with this situation. But I would think twice before surgery at ...

                December 02 at 3:52 PM view post
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                  Hi this is Leonard, I think you are looking at it with too much logic. It would appear if the tumors are getting smaller things should be better. But that is not alway true when dealing with cancer. Asmall cancer tumor can be just as deadly as a large tumor. I can not fully explain the situation...I am not a doctor. I only lived this cancer battle with my wife Karen for over 7 long horrible years...yes her tumors ...

                  December 01 at 1:02 AM view post
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                    Hello my david, This is Leonard I responded to your other message brfoe I read this one. David is in serious trouble. this message was more detailed. I am sorry to hear what is going on. Stage 4 is as you may know by now the last stage. Again I am very sorry. You are not alone there are many that have gone through you and your family is going it is sad and I know the pain.  Take care...Leonard from Alamo ...

                    November 30 at 5:55 PM view post
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                      Hello mydavid, I am sorry to see no one is responding to your two posted messages. Well the thing you must do is to make sure your husband is being treated by a large medical facility. Small local hospitals do not have a clue with regard to treating Bile Duct cancer. You message was very short and not very specific. get more details and we may be able to help with a little advise. The important thing is to deal ...

                      November 30 at 5:49 PM view post
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                      Hello, my name is Leonard Vinci. I live in Alamo California. Karen, my wife has been dealing with bile duct cancer and recovery for the past 7 1/2 years. We been through it all...I think. There's not much I haven't done with regard to care-giving. I'm 70 and Karen is 59. I am very interested in the cause of bile duct cancer. I'm doing my own research and I believe if we knew more about the cause of bile duct cancer we may be able to avoid the problem. NOTE: This was updated 10/20/2011...Hello again, With deep sadness I just want all my dear friends at Cancer Compass to know Karen passed away on December 2, 2010. It was very difficult the last 40 days when Karen ended her journey of life at the UCSF Medical Center. Karen was 3 days from her 60th birthday. I miss her very much. I would give anything to be able care-give 24/7 again, even though it was very hard it's nothing like living without Karen. If anyone would like to read more about Karen send me a private message at lgvinci@concast.net and I will send it to you. Thank you, Leonard Vinci from Alamo, California.
                      By the way, I am continuing to view the Cancer Compass site. I hope I can help others when that horrible question surfaces "what's next". As we know there is very little research being done on Bile Duct Cancer. That's because it is a very rare cancer and there is not more money to be made dealing with breast cancer and other more active cancers. That's too bad because everyone getting Bile Duct Cancer dies...there are no survivor's.

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