Mum diagnosed with bile duct cancer

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Mum recently  diagnosed with bile duct cancer.  She is 81 years old and has taken the news  a lot better than me.  

  • Hi, I am so sorry to hear about your mum, my mum was diagnosed with bile duct cancer 6 weeks ago.  I would recommend that you visit the AMMF website as bile duct cancer is a very specialised field and it is crucial to get treatment started early so as to improve the outcomes for people with bile duct cancer.  Thought are with your mum.

  • Thank you for the reply, I will definitely look at the website.

    It is a scary time.

  • Hi. I lost my mum to the same cancer in February she was 85yrs old. I miss her dearly. My mum had other issues too. Have they put a stent in? I believe this is how they treat it. Best wishes to you both x 

  • Hi, very sorry to hear about your Mams diagnosis. The doctors will normally put in a temporary stent and then see if surgery is a viable option or chemotherapy. I don’t think anyone knows how to emotionally deal with that kind of information. I know when my Dad was diagnosed it never even entered my head that an upset tummy could lead to being told he had cancer. Completely floored me. 
    I really wish you and your Mam all the best and will be thinking of you both x