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My name is Vanessa and I am a medical social worker. My 78 y/o grandfather was just diagnosed with a Klatskin tumor at the bifurcation of the right and left hepatic ducts. His MRI shows no signs of mets to any other organs. When they went into to do an ERCP with brushing and to put in a stent, they found the tumor blocking and did not place a stent.

He will be following up with a doctor here at FL Hospital for surgical options. I am not sure yet what these might be or what his other treatment options are. He has stated that he does not want to do chemo, but would be open to radiation.

I am trying to help my grandparents navigate through this process with the medical knowledge I have gained from working inside the hospital.

If anyone has anything to share, I am more then willing to listen. I am glad I found this community.