As many of you may know, my sister was dx with stage IV cc in 03/09 with mets to liver, peritoneum. She has been on chemo since, and underwent a liver resection a few weeks ago that was aborted because they found the cancer had spread and the liver was not resectable. During the operation, they did find another blockage and she had her upper colon resected. She was in the hospital for 8 days and has recovered slowly. She went back to the onc. (the same one Lisa42 saw on Thursday) and he gave her a "timeline" of 2-3 years. (this same doctor did not visit her or come to see her the 8 days she was in the hospital and she had to travel two hours to see him on Thursday). Would you switch?
During the consultation, he thought she may be able to have HIPEC and even told her that may be a "cure" for her, but that he would have to consult the radiologist regarding her liver tumors. So, while she waited with much hope and anticipation, he consulted with the radiologist to only later say no, she was not a candidate.
I also wonder why he was offering HIPEC when he could have offered it in conjunction with the liver resection. Somehow, it seems the "team" approach is not working there. This process makes me sooo angry!
Thanks for listening.