Vicky...your analyses in re: baseball field to football field makes much sense. I can’t think of anyone on this site, who was prepared to receive diagnoses of Cholangiocarcinoma; neither is it something we could have ever imagined. We are informed about the many things that could possibly lead to various kinds of cancers, but unless we are one of the few people with “possible” risk factors, we simply don’t know of this disease. Unlike the “big” ones such as breast, lung, colon, or prostate, bile duct cancer never even comes up in conversations with our physicians. In fact, not only the patients and loved ones are shocked when the diagnoses is given, physicians often are also stunned. Our PCP, in the numerous years of practicing medicine never had seen a patient with this cancer. So, we try our best to be as inquisitive as possible, search out those physicians and centers "very" familiar with this disease and reach out to those, who can understand, support, and help guide us. We realize that people experience varying degrees of responses to treatment, but we try to stay as positive as possible and hope to be in the upper curve of the equation.
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