Bile Duct Cancer

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Bile Duct Cancer

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Lisa’s Story

The word cholangiocarcinoma was not part of our vocabulary till 2010, along with words like tumor markers, bilirubin, liver panels, bile ducts and so many more words we didn’t want to know. I use the word “we” because this is a family journey. I was diagnosed with stage IV intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma at the age of 46 and given six months to live. I didn’t feel sick, so how could I be dying?

I remember the day well, I left work early to take our oldest son Jacob to see a gastroenterologist. He would soon be leaving for college, and we thought he might be lactose intolerant. The doctor, who is also a family friend, asked me how I was doing, and I said fine. He asked again and I said…

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