Topic: My Mum
Hi all my name is Marc and I am from Australia
My mum has just been diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma
Mum awoke one morning with jaundice so she went to the local GP where bloods were taken, and it was a one week wait to get an ultra sound done and get the blood results. From there, 2 days later, she was sent to a specialist. He sent her for a CT scan and at the end of that week mum & dad went back to him and were told that she had a tumour. She was sent to a professor at the local hospital and he had seen her within a matter of days.
From there she was put into hospital and a stent (10/12/08) was put in place to get rid of the itch and jaundice and a biopsy was taken of the tumour, mum was sent home the next day. (11/12/2008) The Dr/ professor told her that it was a tumour and was not a good one. He ordered for her to have another CT scan on the Friday (12/12/2008) and we went back to the specialist on the Wednesday (17/12/2008), were he said that the scan was not clear enough to see if the tumour was attached to the vein behind the bile duct. He was unable to tell if it was attached to the main vein leading to the liver and so he wouldn