Greetings all. I am registering on behalf of my mother-in-law who has been fighting a tumor in the bile duct for two months now. The doctors have not been able to determine if it is Cholangiocarcinoma officially, but she has all of the symptoms. She had a stint inserted in November when she became sick. She has since been in MD Anderson Orlando twice, and has met with Dr. Alan Hemming at Shands University of Florida. Dr. Hemming wants to operate this month (Jan.) but unfortunately she does not have insurance and Shands would not allow MD Anderson to transfer her. She has applied for Medicaid, under the medically needy clause, but dealing with the government is difficult and is taking too long.
This website and forum has been an awesome resource for our family. Thank you all so much for all your advice, words of encouragement, and support!
Any advice you can offer regarding getting my mother-in-law into Shands for operation would be greatly appreciated.