Ed P, could you give us more information about your cancer? From CT/MRI/PET, what did your doctor see? What did your blood test show? How about your liver and kidney function? How old are you?
My Mom was 60 years old and diagnosed with cc, stage IV on July 31. In the beginning, I felt so shock, and I also want to give up treatment. I think quality of life is more important, so I hope my mother try to use Chinese medicine, Qigong, eating lots of vegetables.... ect to control the tumor. Afterall, if those method does'nt work, they won't severly effect my mother's life quality.
But after I found this website, I found there are still some people prolong their life with good life quality by receiving medical treatment, I started to feel I shouldn't give up so quickly.
Actually, my mother has received 5 times of chemotherapy with 5-FU regime. She has no severe side effect, although her CA19-9 seems keep going up. Until now. my mother looks good. Besides, she is too young..... For me, it's hard to say " give up " now.
I think your family don't want you to suffer from unmeaningful pain. But they feel your situation is not to bad and it's worthy to try to receive more agressive treatment.
I hope you can read more posts on this website. Maybe you'll find there's still some hope for you.