End stage of bile duct cancer.

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End stage of bile duct cancer.

by myley on Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:51 PM

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  My husband underwent a Whipple procedure in 2014. In 2017 the cancer came back only this time it was uncurable. He had 16 chemotheraphy treatment in 2017 with little or no side effects. We were told the tumour had shrunk. Following a scan in March this year we were told that the cancer was active. It was planned that he had a further 16 chemo treatmenths. This year however he didn't sail through the treatments. Twice he was admitted to hospital with a chest infection and the oncologist advised to stop the treatment. He had 14 treatments. My husnband doesn't  want to know a time scale however I feel I want to know what stage his cancer is. He sleeps most of the time probably around 20 hours weach day. Recently he has been feeling nauseas at night and is sometimes vomiting. He is very weak, no energy and is now less the 10st.

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by denver88 on Sat Oct 13, 2018 02:15 PM

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If I may intrude, what type of cancer was addressed in the Whipple: adenocarcinoma or neuroendocrine tumor or other?  I had a neuroendocrine tumor removed from my pancreas but it also spread to my liver.  My treatment has been lanreotide injections monthly with a good deal of success but this treatment only pertains to neuroendocrine tumors.  Hope to hear back and hang in there.

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by myley on Sat Oct 13, 2018 07:48 PM

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I don't know which type of tumour was removed from the pancreas only that it had not spread to other areas. If it had spread he would not have had the operation. the procedure was a success but he then got infection a few days after the op so was in hospital for 5 weeks. Recovery took a long time probably the best part of a year.

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