Sep 27, 2011 - 9:06 am
I am new to this discussion board... My dad was just diagnosed with liver cancer. They say it's considered stage 1 cus it's small (1.5cm) and only one tumor. He's had hep B since God knows when and pretty advanced cirrhosis but pretty good liver function.
He had chemoembolization at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital about a week ago. I thought because his cancer is small you just cut/burn/freeze/laser/whatever-have-you it off and that's it... But I'm reading stuff on this forum and it seems that chemoembolization is just a treatment to make patients comfortable if the cancer is inoperable??? Why would my dad's small single tumor be inoperable? Because he has cirrhosis?
What are the chances this chemoembo treatment will rid of the cancer completely? I am so scared for him. My dad and I were estranged when I was twelve and we've just gotten back in touch with each other... He's had such a hard life and now that I want him to enjoy his life with his children and his first grandchild (I am 3 month pregnant) this happens... He is 65 and other than liver issues in fairly good health.
Anyone in similar situation please share your stories. Thank you so much.