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We found out about 3 weeks ago that my father has cc. He is 62 years old. He had no symptoms at all. He had some veins bulging in his groind and mentioned it to his doctor. They did an ultrasound to figure out what the viens were from. While doing this, they noticed a dark spot around his liver. So from the ultrasound, he then had a CT Scan, then a 3D CT scan, and also a biopsy. We got the results, and our worlds have been crazy since.
We first met with an oncologist, who advised we meet with a surgeon and also sent him for PET scan. We met with the surgeon, who didn't have the PET scan results yet, who said if it was just the one massive tumor on the left side of the liver then they could probably do surgery to remove it. He wasn't a 100% positive he would do the surgery as my father also had suffered a heart attack approx. a year and half ago. So, we left the surgeon awaiting the results. We then got the results by an email about a week later, he has some little cells on the right side of the liver so the surgery is not an option at this point. We were crushed to hear this news. So it was back to the oncologist the next week who advised we would just do chemo and hope that it shrinks them. So, naturally my mother, father, and I agreed we wanted a second opinion at a bigger hospital.
The oncologist, set us up with other oncologist and Mass General in Boston. So we went there to meet with them, their opinion is the same, however, they do have a clinical trail phast II chemo drug that they are doing for this type of cancer. He will be elligilbe for it if the tumor has a certain mutation that about 40% of people with this cancer have. So now, we are waiting to hear about that. In the mean time, I took him to Boston (a 2 hour driver) again yesterday to have a port put in. He will start the regular chemo next week and if he does qualify for the other chemo drug, they will just add that in when the find out. It's been a very overwhelming journey this far. I am lucky to have such a close family to go through this with.