I just found out today (a month post-esophagectomy) that my 53 year old father has an advance stage IV with cancer in his abdominal cavity.originally the doctor had said it was stage 2 to 3 but the pathologist
report was missplaced and the oncologist found it today- The prognostic is'nt too good.The oncologist said that my father will probably not make it to two years...
He also said that he did'nt think chemio was an option for him cause it would'nt make a big difference and probably make him more sick than he is.My father still think he's at an early stage of the cancer and will get chemio to save him (He's not aware of the conversation i had with the oncologist prior to his appointment this morning)
The doctor said that my father should know..
but me and my mother really don't know what to do or what to tell him and how?Should he know?
It's like giving away all his chances to get better-he's still recovering from the surgery
and morally wery week.
Are there any long term survivors of this disease at such an advance stage? We need hope right now and something to hang on to.
Does anybody think i should get a second opinion? if so, which are the best clinics for cancer patient U.S.A or Canada.
For a better future---