Aug 30, 2009 - 5:12 pm
We were just told Friday that my dad has stage 3b-4 cancer that has travel to his lung from an unknown origin. He has been batteling blood clots for over a year now and in the past month has been hospitalized three times for fluid on his lung. He had a PET scan two weeks ago that showed nothing and in around the beginning of August when they removed 1 1/2 Quarts of fluid from his lung they didn't see cancer. The second time they removed fluid cancer cells showed up. The Doctor who is suppose to be the best oncologist in Delaware said that there is no way of beating this and that we should do what we can to make him comfortable. It is so shocking and confusing. He did say that chemo is an option but that the cancer has entered the blood stream and it won't change the prognosis because they don't know where the cancer originated. I don't really know what to do at this point. He is hospitalized right now, he has a chest tube because of the fluid. If anyone has any suggestions or hope that they can offer us i would appreciate it. Should we change his diet or is it too late at this point? The doctor offered us no hope and not a lot of answers.