I am based in the UK but needed somewhere to vent/question.
My father (58) was diagnosed with HCC caused by chronic Hep B. After a MDT meeting, they said that nothing could be done as tumour is too big (17cm) and is now on palliative care. No trials, no chemo, no surgery.
He was a completely healthy person up until the point he experienced some abdominal pain, caused by ascites.
He has been prescribed with Entecavir to treat the hep B.
He is currently completely fine and has been for the past 3 weeks of discharge with no symptoms other than tiredness a few times, it is painful and yet confusing to know that there is a sword hanging over his head when he looks normal and nothing can be done. He is questioning whether he can have a scan or something... but i'm not sure what to say as all treatment options were ruled out.
Is this normal for liver cancer?
Could they have made a mistake?
Can anything be done?
Thanks in advance