Topic: My Dad was diagnosed with CC on 8/8/08
1 day before my fathers 70th birthday he received the news he had cancer. Bile Duct Cancer. I found out on his birthday (8/9/2008) when I called him that morning to wish him Happy Birthday. I'll spare you all the details as you all have probably been through this test and that test. This has been the most difficult last month for my sister and I. I sit hear typing this message and still cannot believe what is going on. He was seen at the local hospital and then we (my sister and I) took him to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. They have been absolutely fantastic. Unfortunately they attempted resection of the liver and had to stop as the tumor had spread. The prognosis if we do nothing and "observe" as the oncologist called it is 6 months. With chemo and radiation maybe 1 year. I am happy to have found this web site and am reaching out to anyone to help with ideas and suggestions for getting up every morning. I have been the primary caretaker to this point as my sister lives in Georgia, although she was here for a week and a half helping. I am emotionally spent and unprepared for what is next to come. Thank you all!!