Topic: What to know before surgery?
Hi all, we are at the point of needing to make such an important decision-whether or not to go forward with surgical recision of rt side of liver, bile ducts, gall bladder. My brother is pretty weak-only 118 lbs now (usually he's around 140). We haven't been given any idea of what stage...doctor said because there's no physical proof yet there's no way to stage. Doctor doesn't really think surgery is that great an option but is willing to go forward since my brother is only 44. I'm concerned that quality of life after surgery won't be worth the risk, but if we don't he doesn't have any hope, but might have some quality time left. How do you make these awful choices?