Topic: Progression of Bile Duct Cancer

What is the progression signs to look for?  I am quite a distance from my dad and working so I want to be there as much as I can but I need to unfortunately pick and choose.  His cancer is non-operable and he is on pallitive care.  They are concerned because they saw some nodules on his omentum.

It appears he is starting to get bloating.  Is the ascites the first sign of the end?  If so what can I expect...I really want to know how this is going to generally progress.

Ascites...then loss of appetite...then sleeping all of the time....something like that.  This is scary for my dad also as he is living it.  I want to provide as much comfort as I can give.  I was hoping someone could give me a run down of what to expect.

Re: Progression of Bile Duct Cancer

Crissie, I have a list that tells the 10 signs that the end is near, not sure if that is what you are looking for. I do feel, myself, that by knowing what to expect  it does help to pave the way. If you want a copy just email me through the site here and I will send you a copy. Is your dad in Hospice yet? Stay strong as I know it must be an awful feeling not to be right there.