Hi to all,
thanks for the warm welcome! Well, the history of my brother is the following:
He has had an uneasy stomach for a long time already, and he was regularly checking with his GP because their is an inclination in our family to get ulcers and the like.
He had an ulcer last year and although he was treated, the pain and digestive problems never really went away. So he went to the GP again who diagnosed him with cancer in the bile duct. However, it is a very early stage despite the fact that his symptoms lasted for so long already.
In fact, he probably did not have any symptoms necessarily related to the cancer in the first place, but to the ulcers still, but that made him go to the GP who then found the first hints of the cancer which usually go unnoticed (or are not taken seriously by patients...) I am not a specialist of course, and as far as I know, there is a whiff of a chance that the surgery he had to undergo shortly after the diagnosis has cured him for now. But as I am worried, I did some research and found out that the cancer is actually almost incurable, (only the little chance of surgery is mentioned). My brother is actually someone who speaks very openly about things, but since the diagnosis he went rather quiet - which is understandable but worries me even more, because I feel he is hiding some information about himself. I do not yet dare to ask...so I wanted to get some info on how post-surgical patients recover. Thanks a lot!