Topic: New to this disease and need help with what to expect
My father is 58 and has just been daignosed with CC. He had abdominal discomfort in the beginnig and has had a ct of the chest and abdomen that found the 6.5 x 3.5 tumor in the left lobe of the liver but all other areas( lung, pancreas, spleen, colon, bowel, stomach, intestines) and all others I didn't mention have been clean. The surgical oncolgist spoke with us yesterday and told us that it was inoperable and that chemo was pretty much our only alternative. He also said that with chemo he would have 1-5 years. Today we spoke with the medical oncologist and he said that with chemo he may have 8 months to 3 years. My dad is generally healthy, no other major health problems and absolutely no family history of cancer of any kind. We are in total shock and we are getting another opinion but I am terrified and need a little insight from anyone who can give it good or bad. Any help would be much appreciated!!!!