Wednesday, 1 December 2010

LaLupes is Fundraising for AMMF - My lovely sister has Cholangiocarcinoma, a cancer of the mucus glands lining the bile ducts. Bile is a fluid which helps us digest food - its main function is to break down fats in food - & the bile ducts are tubes which carry bile from the liver to the small intestine. Because of its "hidden" location - & the fact it's very rare - it tends to be diagnosed too late for surgery to be an option.

The cause of most bile duct cancers is unknown. My aim is to raise awareness of this rare cancer & raise money to fund research into its causes. Ultimately, I hope a simple test will developed so cc can be diagnosed at a much earlier stage.

I'm joining AMMF's fight against this disease for my sister & for everyone affected by Cholangiocarcinoma, whether as patient, carer, family or friend.

Thank you!! X

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