My dad's recent diagnosis
I found this site and am hoping for some positive support and positive stories. Or just a feeling of understanding.
My dad was just diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer. It is Adenocarcinoma. About 3.5 cm. It has spread to his liver and the doctor has told my parents it's incurable. He starts chemo on October 3rd.
It all started because he was having stomach pain that caused him to throw up while we were all camping in August. He ended up going to hospital where they found elevated liver enzymes. Which lead to an ultrasound where they saw masses on his liver. Lead to many more tests and a biopsy that came back inconclusive and after a second, positive for cancer. He had a specialized CT scan that showed the 3.5 cm tumor in his bowel.
They are saying chemotherapy is to prolong his life and make him comfortable. Gave some really scary statistics of survival being only 50% survive three years.
I don't even know what I'm looking for to be honest. Hope I guess. My dad is amazing. I am beyond shattered, we all are and I can't even imagine how he is feeling, how my mom is doing. Anything you can offer. Thank you for reading. I apologize if this is incoherent or confusing. I'm in Canada if that makes any difference.
Thanks again for reading