Liver Cancer (Bile Duct Cancer) Patient Stories

  • Jessica Basciano

    Jessica Basciano

    Primary Liver Cancer

    Jessica Basciano is a proven fighter. At 31 years old and 31 weeks into her pregnancy with her second daughter, doctors discovered a large mass on her liver. After 5 weeks of bed rest, and the delivery of a healthy baby girl, Jessica had an MRI and was diagnosed with an adenoma, or a non-cancerous mass. In August of 2003, Jessica had the mass removed at a well-respected Philadelphia hospital. Shortly afterward, she learned that the mass was cancerous. Jessica had primary liver cancer.

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  • Donald Ebaugh

    Donald Ebaugh

    Bile Duct Cancer

    In his mid 70s, Donald Ebaugh is 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.

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  • John Craig

    John Craig

    As far as John Craig is concerned, Dr. Nestor Esnaola is a doctor second to none. The 73-year-old retired postal worker had been feeling lucky in his life. Then after the sudden loss of his grandson, John ended up in the hospital with a bleeding ulcer in May 2013. Tests revealed something more: John had liver cancer.

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  • Carol Hobson

    Carol Hobson

    Bile Duct Cancer As a school nurse, Carol Hobson knew the importance of taking care of her own health. After 23 years in the field, Carol retired in January 2011 at the age of 67. In June, while experiencing severe left shoulder pain, Carol’s husband, Wayne, took her to the emergency room at their local hospital. Doctors performed several tests which were inconclusive. Carol was sent home to follow up with her family doctor. Read more »
  • Patricia Jones

    Patricia Jones

    In 2008, Patricia Jones began the long road of having multiple hip replacement surgeries. Two years later, in 2010, an X-ray revealed two suspicious lymph nodes in Patricia's stomach. Her doctor ordered additional tests. "I wasn’t having any symptoms, my problem was all in my hip and leg,” recalled Patricia, who had recently lost a cousin to liver cancer. She was the first person in Patricia's family to be diagnosed with the disease. 

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