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    My 84 year old Mother was diagnosed with Stage 3 Bile Duct cancer 2 years ago.  She was overweight, that being her only health issue.  She had a liver resection and and chemo and she healed up very well.  The chemo was a but rough and she had 3 blood transfusions during the course of treatment and on a few occasions needed to be rehydrated and postpone the chemo.  She is tough and is a fighter and...

    March 14 at 6:37 PM view post
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      Hi, My 82 year old Mom had a liver resection and 6 cycles of chemo (Cis-Gemzar). She has been feeling really sick - 6 weeks post last treatment, not able to eat, weak, BP very high, sometimes dizzy, unpredictable bowel issues - has not been going out of the house.  PetScan reported "moderate ascites, mild hypermetabolic uptake associated with ascitic fluid suggesting malignant ascites, no solid tumors or infi...

      August 03, 2017 view discussion
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        My 82 yeal old Mom had 60% of the right lobe of her liver removed in December 2016.  There was a very large 4.4 inch bile duct cancerous tumor inside her liver.  Her margins were negative 2 mm surroundig the tumor.  It had and has not spread.  After 3 months they started her on Cisplatin and Gemzar.  The treatments are 1 time per week for 2 weeks and then one week off, for 6 months.  The...

        March 10, 2017 view discussion
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          Thank you so much for your post.  I was very worried about the fog, but it did clear after 4 days.  I am very hopeful and I know just one week after surgery is not time to count your chickens before they are hatched but I am very hopeful and believe in the Law of Attraction, so only positive thoughts right now.  Good luck to you and your Mom, I will keep you both in my prayers....

          December 31, 2016 view post
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            My otherwise healthy 81 year old mother was diagnosed with BDC on 12/9/17.  She had a total knee replacement in June abd while she recovered fabulously physically ffrom her knee surgery, since the surgery she lost 45 pounds, experinced extreme nausea and was so weak that she stopped going out of the house.  Prior she was swimming, walking, playing card, going to movies, out to dinner and was the director of...

            December 31, 2016 view discussion
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