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advanced liver cancer...whatelse i can do than just waiting to die?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 8, 2010
  • 03:42 PM

My father was diagnosed to have hep B about 1 year ago. Tumour was detected at the liver and he was treated with chemotheraphy. His condition seems to get better but just two weeks ago his leg and stomach started to get swollen.
After referring to our doctor, he clarified that my dad has advanced liver cancer with the involvement of inferior vena cava.
The doctor stopped the chemo treatment and told us he only got 3 months left to live and nothing else can be done.
Is it really nothing can be done? It is so frustrating that the doctor isnt helpful at all and just asked him to stay back and wait to die.
Any advice?please?

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  • Hi, I have been going through some liver conditions but nothing as serious. I did find out that liver cancer can be cured with a transplant. Hopefully cancer has not spread througout the body. you may want to get a second opinion. make some phone calls to cancer hotlines they can direct you to the places you need to go that have government funding programs. Don't just sit back and wait, if he wants to fight then help him. Good luck!
    BrandieZ 4 Replies
    • January 28, 2010
    • 10:39 PM
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