Topic: Can't get a "diagnosis"
I have been scanning this site for a week or two and finally requested to join and got approved. It was very interesting to me to see Danielle113's post as it is VERY similar to mine. My situation is that my dad had a fall in Nov. and they did a body scan to see if he had any internal bleeding or to try and figure out why he fell (he has a history of heart disease and stroke). Luckily he was fine from the fall but they found this "area" that they thought was a mass. They did an MRCP, an EUS and an ERCP. All the tests show a dialation of the bile duct but no test is conclusive for cancer. The doctors say that they show "abnormal cells", "suspicious cells" "cells that appear to be cancer or malignent" but they won't label him as HAVING cancer. In the meantime, although he was perfectly fine before the fall, he now has bleeding which they can't find the source of and has required two transfusions, nauseau and vomiting, weight loss and fatigue. We are now going to Jefferson Hospital in PA for a SpyCam. I've done enough research to know that if this is CC, then his chances are not good since surgery/transplant are probably not an option for him due to his numerous other health issues, but what I am most upset about is not being able to get a diagnosis! Is this normal? Is there something else I should be pursuing? Is this Y-90 treatment showing any impact? Thank you all in advance for your help and information.