Sep 01, 2013 - 3:49 pm
My father has recently been diagnosed with ppc. This was after a several week long process with doctors who did not know (and still doesnt) anything about this disease. The doctors are in the process of deciding wheter he is a candidate for the hipec operation. But they are not giving us much information on his chances.
My father is 56 years old, and otherwise in fair health, at his last scan the cancer was 3-4 cm thick and had not spread to other organs. He cannot digest his food and needs morphine regularly.
i hope you can help answer a few questions:
Is 3-4 cm thick cancer a lot?
Will he get better fast when he gets chemo?
what could make the doctors decide, he is not at candidate for surgery?