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Have bile cancer. Stopped chemo. Yellowish skin and nails. Will die?

Hi I really need some answers my ex-husband which we have 3 small children was diagnosed with bile cancer a year ago but i think he had it before he was diagnosed, he had a stent put in and that was removed months ago and was receiving chemo and that was stopped 2 months ago, I saw him today and since the last time i saw him he lost a sufficent amount of weight his skin was very yellowish and his fingernails were all discolorized I think he does not want to tell me if he is close in time but what is your thoughts to this so If I need to prepare our 3 small children for this tragedy if their father passes
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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Dear Ma'am,

Sorry to hear about your husband's condition. It looks like he is suffering from pancreatic or bile duct cancer, which is leading to jaundice (yellowish discoloration). The fact that surgery was done done and only chemo was given, suggests that it is in an advanced state. That is the reason for his weight loss as well. It is difficult for me to tell you exactly how long does he have but it certainly has a poor prognosis.

Hoping for the best.
Answered: Fri, 10 May 2013
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