May 10, 2012 - 2:33 pm
My dad has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. It has not spread yet and we have been advised by his doctor to consider surgery. However, he is 85 years old and has heart problems and asthma. The surgeon at the hospital has told us that the risk of surgery is very high for him. His own cardiologist has also advised against surgery. It is suggested that my father does a ‘ low-dose’ chemotherapy instead. Considering the risk and benefits of various treatments we are finding it difficult to decide what to do: surgery, just chemo, or do nothing.
I would appreciate any advice you may have based on your experiences. Thanks