My name is Megan.
My Grandfather was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma less than a month ago.
Scary because this is our family's first dealing with any kind of cancer, & it came as such a shock because my Grandfather is super healthy & super active.
It all started with him not feeling very well the first weekend in March. He was sent to the hospital where they first thought it was gallstones...he was also very yellow. He was later referred to another hospital where he was diagnosed with this type of cancer after getting a biopsy from the tumour in his bile duct. We were told it was inoperable because of where the tumour is. He got a stent placed into his bile duct, but then two weeks later he got an infection & had to have the stent replaced & have a biopsy done from his liver, which we should have the results by the end of this week. He also has a nurse that comes every other day.
Our family is shocked...this whole process hasn't been easy, especially since there is not a lot of information on this type of cancer. I'm glad that I stumbled upon this website & thank you to all of you who post their experiences.