Aug 15, 2012 - 4:41 pm
My name is Lilly Xu and my father in China was recently dignosed EC IV M1b. He had a successful surgery 4 years ago because of EC.In the past few monthes, he complained about the belly ache and doctor gave him some medicine ( they thought it was just some minor digestive problem), but recent CT showes cancer found in lymph nodes and artery was surrounded by the lymphatic.I searched everything I can find and also found this very supportive forum. I hope in this family, we can be strong enough to face the treatment and strong enough to fight back to cancer.
My father is 70 years old,he has been always very careful about his food after his mother died of EC at her 60's. And he is so kind and in his whole life he never did any single bad thing, never lie, never drunk.But he is very sensitive about the word "cancer", our other family members are trying to hide the fact from him. We are afraid he is gonna collapse if he knew the truth,he is taking chinese medicine now.And he looks fine, still enjoy playing games in the club.
I booked airplane and will fly back next week,in my opinion he has to start Chemo as soon as possible. That's the only way to save him, but if he knew the truth and ended miserably in the hospital, will there another option: should we let him enjoy his rest of life without knowing the truth? And hope the magic chinese medicine can length his life and increase his life quality?
Everyone please help me out, any comments are welcome.thank you a lot!