May 05, 2013 - 11:50 am
This is the first time I've signed up for a forum of any kind, I just can't find good information online anywhere and hoping this might help.
August 2012, my father had a surgery to put a rubberband on bleeding blood vessels in his esophagus. He wouldn't really tell me why, so I started looking up info online and asked him if his doctors mentioned hep c or cirrosis. He confirmed that they had been diagnosed. In the last 3 months, he was given a diagnosis of primary liver cancer and just last week (late April 2013) a biopsy confirmed that it has spread to his lymph nodes and esophagus.
I've been really confused, as is he, because the physicians have not offered him a medication of any sort to start on. They apparently mentioned treatments, my father has apparently given the okay....but nothing has happened.
What the heck is going on??? Other times when I've had family with cancer, they start on treatments right away. Also...isn't this bad. Without treatment, he's just gonna die, right? Quickly, perhaps? He lives in about 5 states away, we don't know eachother very well, but he's agreed to allow me to attend appointments with him.
Any thoughts? Advise? Ideas of prognosis? Questions I should be asking?