Topic: Stepdad with cc
Hi everyone!!! I use to read on this forum very frequently when my step dad was diagnosed with cc 2 years ago. They removed 70% of his liver and he underwent some chemo and was doing very well until a little over a year ago the oncologist said the scan showed lots and lots of lymp nodes and we should let nature take it's course. We then moved to a different oncologist at the Markey Cancer Center who couldn't believe how wonderful he looked and how active he was golfing, working out and this is a 70 year old man who is just full of life. He said there was nothing wrong and he didn't need any treatment right now. Everything looked great for what he had. Several months later a few lymph nodes did look larger in the neck and they did radiation and then some in the stomach and more radiation and then everything looked good again and said he would see him back in 4 months. After this scan now the cancer is back in the liver, the entire chest wall cavity, stomach and mulitiple lymph nodes. The doc says that most people at the point decide not to do any treatment and enjoy the time they have left that the chemos that are left to try there are only a 30% chance they will prolong his life and will make him very very sick.
My dad died of colon cancer almost 10 years ago and he only lasted with us 8 months because his was so advanced they couldn't even budge the tumors.
This is just so hard on my mom and my family that these two were able to find each other and now he is going to be taken away from her from this awful disease.
Has anyone had the same situation and had any help at this point? What start to happen? The thing is he is still playing gold, and looks wonderful. The bad thing is he can't eat much and is getting tired a lot more easy. Starting to looking a little jaundice maybe.