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Have hep c and cirrhosis of the liver, colon cancer, spot on lung, cancer in bones. Tried chemotherapy. Life span?

I have hep c and cihrossis of the liver for at least 10 years. 2 years ago I had colon cancer they removed about half of my colon and said they got all the cancer out. My liver doctor did an ultrasound of my liver on my regular check ups and found 3 lesions on my liver. They turned out to be cancerous. he sent me to a cancer specialist. He did a pet body scan and cancer has spread to my bone in my left hip, left shoulder , spot on lung , and 3 cacerous tumers on my liver. I am really scared and wonder what is my prognosis or how long will I leave. Cancer doctor said I had no options but trying chemothrerapy. Is there any other option? I don t want to take chemo if its not going to benifit me alot. Can you tell me how long a person in my situation will live approximately, and is there any other options besides chemo(which he said was just to try to prolong my life)? Please help. Im 51 years old and have a daughter that is 11. I want to see her grow up, and be here for her. Thanks, Vince
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Very sorry to learn that you are having cancer with diffuse distant metastasis to different sites.
Ideally there are three types of treatment for any cancer and this involves surgical removal,radiotherapy and chemotherapy.Since surgery and radiotherapy can not be done in your stage,treatment left for you would be only chemotherapy as suggested by your doctor.
As far as prognosis for you is concerned,it is definitely not very good and one definitely doesn't get many years.
But if you resort to chemotherapy,then thete are chances that you may get few years and during tjis time you can plan for your dear child.
In my opinion you should fight it out with chemotherapy and positive mindset and gain as much time as it is possible since there are various new chemotherapy agents available which can make you gain enough time.
I know it is hard for you but there is no way backward and so you have to move ahead with positive mental approach.
Best of luck to you and god bless you and your daughter.
Answered: Sat, 13 Jul 2013
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