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Thank you Gavin.  Yes she has the itching now and has had it for about 3 to 4 weeks.  She went to the doctor and he said it may be dry skin but since then has checked her numbers via bloodwork and told her this could be the start of things shutting off and I don't know what he means by that.  As I stated previously I am out of town and those caring for her do not have a lot of medical knowledge or understand what all this means nor do they ask.  Makes me crazy.  She has not had a stent nor any other tretment at all for that matter.  About three months ago she was admitted to the hospital and we went there and was told by the doctor that we should call in hospice and gave her two days, two weeks or two months.  I'm so confused.  Could this possibly mean that the bile ducts are getting shut off.  I know it would be just your opinion but any info is deeply appreciated.

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Hi all.  My 83 year old Aunt was diagnosed with this disease approximately 6 months ago.  She lives out of town so information we are getting has been somewhat inaccurate.  They were not able to do any treatment for her but had mentioned the Whipple Procedure but said she would not make it through the surgery.  So basically she has had no treatment.  She has lost a lot of weight (down to 78 lbs), has a large growth on her side and is really frail.  This site has been very informative for me and has answered several questions.  I was wondering, however, if anyone can tell me why or if it could be associated with this disease, does she have excessive itching and what could that possibly mean.  Thanks in advance for any information.