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my husband was diagnosed with liver cancer in may, '00. however the dr. did not feel that that was the site of the cancer. various tests were done to try and find the site and everything came back negative. numerous bloods tests were repeated on a regular basis. over a period of time my husband experinced more amd more pain. one dec 1, 2000 he told the dr. he could no longer manage at home and keep returning for appts. he was admitted to the hospital and the dr. stated he would try some chemo treatments since there were cases where patients had prostate cancer and if this was the case the chemo would reduce the tumor in the liver. the first tx. was given dec 4. on dec 5 the 2nd tx. was given. On dec 6 the dr informed me that the tx had backfired and the only thing to do now was to arrange for hospice care. my question deals with why when the diagnosis was made in may. the only thing done was to repeat tests and blood work and why no form of tx was given til, obviously it was too late. also, i don't understand what is meant by tx. backfiring. i would like some advice on whether or not to pursue this.


I don't know too much about cancer, however, I do know that sometimes they cannot find the primary tumor. Are you near a large city with a cancer center. How about a second opinion. Best of luck to you.

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