Topic: Stage IV Klatskin ~ Bile Duct/Liver/Lymph Nodes
I just joined this site and am looking for some feedback.
My dad was diagnosed about 8 weeks ago with a klatskin tumor that is on the liver and the lymph nodes. No surgery option. We were told chemo would prolong lofe 6-12 months. Problem is that after plastic and metal stents, and a drain, the jaundice has not gotten better.
He had plastic stents put in in November and Metal stents in December. After 6 weeks, the jaundice is still not any better and the itching has begun.
They have not started chemo b/c of the jaundice.
It seems like he is shutting down and the doctors are not communicating well...
Anyone ever been in this situation?