Sherri, I am so sorry to hear about your father and stepdad. They really are now starting to make advances with this type of cancer. Keep your hopes high and find a worth while oncologist that is willing to fight for him.
I have heard of him and read many good and (some bad) things. I am really not sure what to think. He is willing to take a chance which I think other doctors are not for fear of lawsuits, loss of medical license, etc. We honestly had a really great liver specialist at cedars-sinai who performed the initial surgery which other surgeons said was not possible giving him a year and 6 months without cancer (or at least without being sick.) Now it looks as though we have found a great oncologist who is really willing to try anything out there available for cancer patients which I do like. He will look into herbal supplements, fruit, etc. make sure that it is not harmful. It feels as though he really has our best interest at heart and that fills me with hope. I can't wait to see his ca 19-9 drop. I just know that it will. It is sometimes difficult for me to stay positive but honestly I am the only one who does anything for him. Unfortunately, everyone else in his family claims to be there except physically, emotionally, financially, etc. Basically they say how they are there but show no signs of it. So I have to stay strong not just for me but for him.
I will pray for you and your family.