Topic: My father's bile duct cancer?
My father had itching for four months and was told he had scabies which he didn't. After tests we were told a small tumor in bile duct. He did have jaunders. A brushings test was inconclusive and a biopsy will be taken soon. My father is 82 years old with quite a few health issues . He had a metal stent put in during ercp 2 weeks ago. I have been reading for over two weeks day and night and understand the grim outlook but here are my concerns which I would like your help with. His tumor is less than 1c. My father has a healthy appetite and no pain. The surgeon seemed cold and insensative to my parents but I guess this is how it is sometimes. IF cancer I'm guessing its early stages? They told him they can do the whipple surgery if his heart doc approves (which he probably won't) or maintain it but they didn't say anything to him about anything else. I read average life expectancy after diagnoses is 3months to 18months (high end). He was not told anything. Sorry being wordy. My soul is torn as many of you can relate. thank you for reading this.