My Dad was diagnosed with CC in February with a 10cm mass. He has been given less than 6 months. His is inoperable and chemo may give him a month or 2 longer.
How our story began:
Dad has suffered from degenerative spine disease for about 20 years. Over the last year his mobility and strength have declined. Also in July 2013 he was diagnosed with melanoma. The melanoma was removed and all margins were clear. After healing from the surgery he had several falls and had to start using a wheel chair most of the time. In the fall he was in and out of the rehab hospital and received home health. In Dec 2013 we were told he had to have spine surgery again. During a routine MRI of his spine a mass was seen in the liver area. He then had a CT scan of the liver and at that time the mass was 6cm. The dr didn't biopsy at the time and felt the spine surgery was more of a priority. After having surgery and then aspiration pneumonia, Mom inquired further about the mass. In late January 2014 another MRI was done and the mass grew to 10cm and a biopsy was done. At that time is when Dad received his diagnoses.
Currently Dad feels pretty good! It is strange to me how he has been giving such a poor prognosis, but doesn't seem to be sick. Its hard to not always be thinking of when and how the symptoms will start. Have any of y'all had this experience? Thank y'all for reading this long entry and any input would be greatly appreciated.