Nov 08, 2010 - 12:05 pm
My mother is 54 and has in the last month been diagnosed with Stage IV Bile Duct cancer. It has spread to her liver and lymph nodes. She is in the second week of her first round of chemo. The doctors have told her that with the chemo she has a year, with out it 3 months. They said she would be on chemo for the rest of her life. They are not able to operate to remove the cancer.
It seems nearly impossible to find other people who either have Bile Duct cancer, or are the caregiver for someone with this type of cancer. Its very "gloom and doom" on cancer sites for this prognosis.
I would love to hear from anyone who is fighting this same fight. I would LOVE any advice on how to best support my mom at this time, or help understanding what her journey could look like.