Topic: Laser zaps bile duct cancer

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Re: Laser zaps bile duct cancer

Marion, this was the easiest read I have seen on PDT and CC. And I learned how to spell Billie Ruben now! Great post.

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Hi,
It is very informative and easy to understand for extrahepatic CCA patients.
God bless.

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Ha, ha...Lainy.  Journalists really have to do their homework, don't they?

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5 (edited by marions Tue, 29 May 2012 12:20:35)

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Percy...thanks for clarifying the issue of extrahepatic only. The other interesting point this article makes, is the insurance companie's refusal of payment.  Interestingly enough; it is covered under Medicare and yet it takes an  independent committee from the state to review and force payment. 

I also disagree with the rate of occurrence.  I believe that it is much higher than 3 thousand cases, annually, in the US.

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Interesting article, thanx for sharing.

Hey Lainy,
Is Billie Reuben a new sandwich with sauerkraut?

Survivor of cholangiocarcinoma (2009), thyroid cancer (1999), and breast cancer (1994).

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Good one Randi. Got to love the Ruben but NOT with all the processed meat they use today. We have 1 decent Deli here and they don't even use real brisket! Shame on them! LOL

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Interesting article. Thank you for posting.
Marion: I agree with you. I think this is, unfortunately, a cancer who's occurrence is becoming much too common. I believe 3,000 was probably a good number for last year.
And Randi: Good one! I haven't eaten deli sandwiches except for BLT's, in years!! But maybe some deli should give Ruben a cousin??

KrisJ
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I learned many things through the post above. Thank you! But as far as I understood, there is not a safe chance of healing a certain percentage of patients yet, right? I know that researchers are working very hard on making the chemotherapy, radiation and surgery as effective as possible but  I have not yet heard about cure really...

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Jon...if not a cure - then a remission. 
Hugs,
Marion

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