My husband was diagnosed in December 2012 with CC. He chose not to do any chemo because he saw what his dad went through with treatment for pancreatic cancer. He chose quality over quantity and to this day I don't think he has regretted his choice. My question is now he has edema. We have hospice coming once a week because he was doing so well. He initially lost 45 pounds from approx October to January. He recently gained back about 13 pounds and I had a feeling it was going to end up being fluid. In the past 24 to 48 hours his lower extremities have edema. There appears to be no ascites yet. Can anybody tell me their experience with edema? I know this can mean we are nearing the end. Do diuretics work on the edema? Everything I have read says diuretics normally will not work with liver cancer. Thanks for any advice.