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    Betty you are making the correct decision. I know how hard it is. The process can be fast or like in Karen's case very very long and painful. Take Care Betty, Get back with me any time you wish... Leonard

    December 28 at 1:18 AM view post
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      Hello Betty, This is Leonard. My wife's Tumor was on the left and right side in the "Y" of the hepatic ducts. It was call a Klatskin Tumor. It was an extrahepatic cancer tumor meaning it was outside the liver. She had surgery, Karen was 53 when diagnosed. Karen had a 14 hour surgery at UCSF Medical Center in SF, California. The sugery was a success, another words Karen didn't in 3 to 6 months...she died a horrib...

      December 28 at 12:29 AM view post
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        Hello Betty, I am sorry to hear anout your husband. This Cancer has no Cure. Your husband's doctor is correct. In my humble opinion CHEMO is worthless if you want quality of life. I know your disappointment. The truth is your husband is in for some hard times. I am very sorry to tell you this. But knowing is much better than a surprise. Take care and try and stay strong. It will not be easy. Leonard fro Ala...

        December 26 at 7:38 PM view post
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          Hello momforever, This is Leonard...You are looking at great medical centers. Do not look for a cure. You and your mom will only hurt more. Do not allow anyone to tell you there is a cure. The only thing they can give your mom is a extension of life. Understand quality of life while battling this horrible cancer may not be what you or your mom wants.  My wife had bile drain tubes. That in it self is not qua...

          December 20 at 7:01 PM view post
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            Hello Momforever, I don't know who you are addressing this message to. This is Leonard (aka Solutions). Bile duct cancer in itself is very rare in America. I believe what your mom has is a klatskin Tumor. My wife had the same thing. When you say between the right and left hepatic duct i am assuming you mean at the "Y" just outside the liver. Surgery is a must. Chemo and Radiation is not a good option. My was di...

            December 19 at 6:46 PM view post
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              Hello spadge8855, Pleased to hear you survived the first 11 months. I wonder why the Radiation. I understand the IV Chemo and now the Oral Chemo. But Radis normally used to radiate a cancer tumor...just a little confusing..  If I may ask, what Medical Center were you treated at.  Yes I agree the surgery procedure must have been very  agressive..My wife Karen's surgery was 12 to 13 hours. And yes, ...

              November 30 at 11:45 PM view post
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                Dear catbae, I understand your concerns, Stage III Kaltskin Tumor is very serious. It may be inoperable already. You didn't mention the age of your mother...that makes a big difference. My opinion...do not wait. USC medical center is one of the great ones. Take Care, Leonard from Alamo California

                November 26 at 5:44 PM view post
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                  Great news Lucyvictor, Yes 4 years with intrahepatic tumor is super great. I am sure you and your family will enjoy this THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY AND MANY MORE TO COME. Take care and stay strong Leonard from Alamo California

                  November 26 at 5:34 PM view post
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                    Dear MadProfessor, This is Leonard (aka Solutions log-in on Cancer Compass) I've read your posted message and it may surprise you but I understand some of your input and I also agree with some of your statements. But I have one question. I have been a loyal member on this Cancer Compass Site over 12 long, long years. It all started when my lovely wife Karen at 53 years was diagnosed with Cholangiocarinoma (Klatski...

                    November 23 at 6:09 PM view post
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                      DER VOGESH8533, I KNOW WHAT THE DOCTOR'S WERE TELLING YOU. THEY TOLD ME THE SAME. MY WIFE WAS LUCKY. THEY DID THE 14 SURGERY. LIFE AFTER SURGERY WAS VERY VERY DIFFICULT. MY WIFE WAS ONLY 53 AND STRONG. THE NEXT 7 1/2 YEARS BATTLING THIS HORRIBLE CANCER WAS KILLING HER MORE AND MORE EACH MONTH. THIS CANCER SURFACES WHEN IT'S TOO LATE TO BE TREATED. MY WIFE WAS LUCKY. THEY DETECTED IT WHEN SHE WAS IN STAGE ii-B.&nb...

                      November 17 at 11:29 PM view post
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                      Bile Duct Cancer
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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 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.

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