This is a wonderful story! I can relate a lot to what Dave is going thru. I'm currently a 6-year survivor of Stage 2 intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. In May 2004, I also had a liver resection, about 75% of my liver was removed. I had follow-up adjuvant treatment of chemo (pill form - Xeloda) and radiation for 6 weeks.
I am now basically "cancer free" and a survivor. I'm also 52 years old (I was 46 when diagnosed). I also do cancer events like Relay For Life. I also just completed my second half-marathon in January this year.
I'm happy for Dave and agree with him, there is HOPE!! My best to Dave and wish a belated happy birthday! And continued success in his cancer journey!