Sep 17, 2013 - 10:02 am
Hi, my dad was recently diagnosed with stage 4 bile duct cancer in July of this year. The cancer started in his bile duct in the liver and spread to his liver, lungs and pelvis bone. He has had two cycles (4 treatements) of chemo. My dad seems to be getting worse and I am very consider, it's blood work isn't changing, but we were also told that he may not have had enough chemo yet. He has chemo on 2 weeks and off 1 week. The past two weeks he was suppose to have chemo, they said no because he was two weak. My dad is swollen in the stomach and legs since we found out he had cancer. We went to the dr yesterday and we were told that they no longer wanted to give him chemo because of how weak he is and it'll only make him weaker, the dr. said he is afraid to put him through the chemo and it will not work. Also, dr said that my dads cancer is progressing faster then they thought. He talked about putting my dad on hospice. I am just not sure what it is teh right thing to do, anyone have advice for my situation?