Liver, secondary cancer

Secondary liver cancer is cancer that has spread to the liver from a primary cancer somewhere else in the body. This group is for people affected by secondary liver cancer to share experiences and get support.

Bile duct stent

No. of entries: 3 | Posted on 26 Jan 2013 6:46 PM

Bile duct stent

  • Anyone know how long the stent will be effective for, the jaundice has subsided and wondered if this is a temporary measure.? My dad has pancreatic cancer with secondaries in his liver.
  • Hi ,  I had one fitted in November but have had a lot of infections around stent so now they want to remove stent and put in a drain. I had an MRCP (MRI) last Tues  and waiting for results for decision to be made.  

    Not the best advert for stents im afraid.

    I have cancer in bile duct with secondaries in liver. 

    best wishes Sally


  • Biliary stents can migrate (fall out - basically), or block with sludge. When and if this happens, it is often possible to clear it or fit another.