Shadow, sorry to hear about your mom. My mom was diagnosed in July by mistake. She has had 2 chemoembolization procedures done at Hopkins with results. She has one large tumor that is inoperable and small ones in liver and backbone. She had a port put in today to start systemic chemo on Thurs and will also have cyberknife treatment to the back. It has been a rollercoaster but mom is taking it in stride and having amazing strength. I am fully appreciating my mom and cherisihing every moment with her. Cancer stinks, but how you fight it and the approach to life keeps us going. We laugh and cry alot.