Dear all, I hope someone can give me some honest and brutal answers. My husband has had stage 4 bowel cancer (mets to liver and lung) since Oct 2015. Recently he has had ascites (swelling in stomach) and over a fortnight, 2 sessions of draining (8 litres of fluid each time). Doc has told us chemo is no longer working. Kevin won’t ask about timescales, but I’m going out of my mind.
Will the doctor tell me if I ask?
What are the timescales once ascites starts?
Is there a standard progression into jaundice etc?
I would feel so much better if I was prepared, I’m ruining our relationship by worrying so much.