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Diagnosed with bile duct cancer. Burning in the chest, vomiting. Vomiting blood. Any suggestions?

my brother was diagnosed with stage 4 bile duct cancer May 26, 2012 and now he has this burning in his chest when he drinks, eat ice or food, he says that it burns so bad that he has to throw it up. The liquid coming out of him after everything he eats or drinks is dark and resembles old blood . Why does he have this burning?
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Apr 2013
hi and welcome to HCM
I am sorry about your brother and his very serious disease. unfortunately stage 4 is inoperabile and this is one of the worst types of cancers which spreads fast to surrounding tissue,liver,pancreas and stomach. Obviously it infiltrated stomach and causes bleeding and obstruction,and pain as well. His therapy is palliative now. He can have blood transfusions and strong painkillers. Some surgical procedure such as gastrostomas may be performed but it is questionable would he survive it. Everything else isnt in your hands. Encourage him and be supportive. Prognosis is very bad,but try to make him easier to go through all this.Wish you good health.
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