Topic: Help, need some options.
I am new to this site and have been reading a lot of the posts.
My husband was diagnosis in March 2008 at 49 years old. All indications were that it did not spread based on PET and CT scans.
On April 28 the whipple was attempted but stopped because of two spots on the liver.
I still can not understand why the surgeon did not continue with the resections and we would deal with the liver spots after. We do know the spots are cancer but they are so small that as of his last PET scan on September 4 it still has not lite up.
It seems that based on what i've read that some surgeons would have done the resections. Has anyone else been in a similar condition and their doctor did the whipple?
My husband had four rounds of gemzar and xeloda and it did not help, it only got worse.
He started a new regimen of chemo and we are hoping this time it will do something.
He is still fighting and has strength and courage that i could only dream of having. I admire him so much.
I will never give up that there is a way to get him in remission.
Also, what does everyone think of a doctor that tells his patients wife and I quote " I know you want your husband around for a long time, but it's not going to happen"
I think it's time to get a new doctor....are oncologists that harsh?
I just want a doctor with some fire.
Thanks for listening.