Nov 17, 2011 - 10:03 pm
My 59 yr old father was diagnosed last week with Stage IV EC with affected lymph nodes in his stomach.
His first and 2nd opinion doctors both basically told him they can't do anything for him. Other than having difficulty swallowing, he feels fine. They are doing 6 weeks radiation and 11 weeks chemo but said after that, he'll just have to go home and wait. The doctor even told him today that he has less than a year, if he is lucky. What??? I'm all for putting your cards on the table but that just seems brutal to me.
I have read online that many people do additional rounds if they are feeling up to it. Did I find inaccurate information or is this doctor just giving up before she even starts treating him?
I really don't know where to go or what to do at this point. The local doctors aren't optimistic and no one else seems willing to take a chance on him either. My dad was ready to fight and now he is devastated considering his own doctor doesn't believe in a miracle. Is there anything to hope for?