Topic: Mom with recent diagnosis
My mom, age 70, was recently diagnosed. She has a tumor on the bile duct and the thought they saw something in the liver. She was very jaundiced when we made an appointment with a doctor (that was last Wednesday). She went from office visit to blood work and admission to a hospital within 48 hours. She was discharged yesterday after her bilirubin count was dropping succesfully,(stent is giving her relief) and after a biopsy confirmed the cancer type. She was discharged since that hospital is not equipped to handle her needs. Her next test is a EUS and a second ERCP with a surgical consult shortly behind this. So, we are very new to all of this. She also doesn't drink or smoke and has been healthy her whole life. I am the eldest of 8.
Has anyone in this discusion board heard of Dr. Rosatto from Penn? He is the surgeon that was recommended. Should we go to Fox Chase instead?