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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 more money to be made dealing with breast cancer and other more active and rare cancers. That's too bad because everyone getting Bile Duct Cancer dies. There are no survivor's. This is a horrible cancer. When it spreads Chemo and Radiation forget it they do nothing but make you quality of life a living hell.Thank for Listening. I am here to help and tell you the truth. I will not sugar coat the truth. No false comments will come from me. Believe me, it is better to know the truth than live a life full of false hopes. Leonard Vinci.