Topic: Newly diagnosed in South GA
My mom was just diagnosed within the past few weeks, so it's all very new to us. She turned 70 yesterday! She is in the hospital. Her bilirubin is down to 5 from 9 - - is that good? She had 2 stents inserted a week earlier and ended up with an infection and high fever - that's the reason for the hospital stay. Today is day 5. Many tests, many xrays, many prayers already and many yet to come, I'm sure. The Dr. here is going to refer her to Mayo in Jacksonville, FL Palliative treatment is all that seems to be available to her. It is inoperable having reached her liver & lymphnodes already. Does anyone have any opinion of Gemcitabine chemotherapy? Please share any information you have. Thank you.