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Liver, Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Cancer

Carol Hobson

Liver, Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Cancer

Carol Hobson

Liver, Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Cancer

After a doctor suspected she had bile duct cancer, Carol Hobson sought the help of specialists at Fox Chase Cancer Center, where a diagnosis of bile duct cancer was finally confirmed after extensive testing. In 2011, she underwent a bile duct resection, followed by chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The treatment was successul, and today Carol has extensive CAT scans and blood work done every three months to check for a possible recurrence. "I can tell you that if you decide to go to Fox Chase, you will get the most knowledgeable people taking care of you. Just as important, you will become part of the Fox Chase family and will be treated like a family member," she said. "That is one of the most outstanding features of Fox Chase Cancer Center."

Deborah Dahl

Colorectal Cancer;  Liver, Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Cancer

Deborah Dahl

Colorectal Cancer;  Liver, Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Cancer

When Deborah Dahl recalls being in her late 20s and single in 1992, it's probably not what you would expect. After experiencing stomach pains, she went to her doctor, who ordered a colonoscopy.

The colonoscopy results were alarming. At the young age of 29, Deborah had colon cancer.

She had the cancer surgically removed at her local hospital. Unfortunately, during the surgery, doctors found the cancer had spread to her liver.

Donald Ebaugh

Head & Neck Cancer;  Liver, Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Cancer

Donald Ebaugh

Head & Neck Cancer;  Liver, Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Cancer

When he retired in 1990 at the age of 57, Donald Ebaugh was likely one of the most active retirees in Delaware. After retiring from the State's Medical Laboratory Division in Dover as a medical lab technician, he devoted much of his time to caring for horses, both as a trainer and rider. In 2015, at the age of 82, he still spends time with his horses, but two bouts with cancer have caused him to slow down.

Jessica Basciano

Liver, Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Cancer

Jessica Basciano

Liver, Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Cancer

Fourteen years ago, I was a 31-year-old mother of a two-year-old and 31 weeks into my second pregnancy when my doctor discovered a large mass on my liver. I spent five weeks in the hospital bed and then gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby girl. I had an MRI following the birth of my daughter and was diagnosed with an adenoma, or a noncancerous mass, on my liver.

Maria Mora

Liver, Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Cancer

Maria Mora

Liver, Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Cancer

"After my mother died of ovarian cancer at age 47, I went through genetic testing, and based on the results, I opted to undergo a prophylactic oophorectomy to prevent the same diagnosis. I take care of myself, eat right, and exercise. So, when I started experiencing bouts of indigestion serious enough to send me to the ER in January 2010, I knew something was up."

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