Topic: Passed Away
My mother inlaw, Joan, passed away June 29. She was diagnosed in Feb 2013while vacationing in Florida. At that time she was also made aware of having PSC. She went for a consult in March 2013 at Mayo and was told it was inoperable. She did chemo of gem/Cis and then external radiation. In May 2014, she began to have fluid on her abdomen which tested positive for adenocarcinoma. At this point she was referred to hospice care.
She lived her life to the fullest. She went skydiving, Glacier National Park, Orange Beach, and golfing. She took a 12 day trip to Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and ended in Montana for her grandson's high school graduation starting over Memorial weekend 2014.
Joan made sure she was enrolled in both the PSC and bile duct cancer studies through Mayo clinic. She also had her type of cancer listed in her obituary to raise awareness.
My heart goes out to all of effected by this cancer and I pray for better treatments and a cure!