The oncologist arrives to give the news, the news we've all been waiting for. He sits down with a reluctant look on his face.
The diagnosis: Chris is experiencing the workings of cholangiocarcinoma, or, bile duct cancer-- much like we suspected. Cholangiocarcinoma is a rare and fast-paced form of cancer that originates in the bile ducts which drain bile from the liver. The symptoms: abnormal liver function, jaundice, itching, and weight-loss. All were present leading up to this.
Without treatment, we were told 3-6 months. With treatment, more like 11 months.
Chris will be researching options on how to proceed.