Sorry you have to be here, but you will receive plenty of advice and compassion in this forum. Without seeing your hubby's stats, the advice will probably be pretty general. So...please allow me to weigh in: I thought zufus' comments were excellent and I hope you will read them carefully. You should definitely get multiple opinions from different experts, not just surgeons. It may be that surgery IS your best option, but you owe it to yourselves to become educated on all of the possible protocols and make an informed decision. Talking with one specialty doesn't do that...you should at a minimum talk with a radiation oncologist besides a surgeon...in my humble opinion.