Topic: Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma
Hi All, I am thankful to have found this site. My mother (50 years old) has been diagnosed with Hilar Cholagiocarcinoma last month and the doctor informed me that she has only 6 to 12 months to live (which i don't want to believe). Metal stents have been implanted in her bile duct to ease the jaundice. And now she is gaining her weight back, in 3 weeks she gained back 2 kgs. Her only complain after the stents is that she is having a mild stomach ache and she is taking pain killer which kills the pain for almost 2 days. Is this normal while having stents in place? And also, the bilary brushing that her doctor performed during endoscopy shows negative. Now that her billirubin level comes down to 2, (it was 9 before the stents) we are advice by the doctor to take chemotherapy. How accurate is this brushing, can we take biopsy for this type of cancer?