A relative has been given 4/6 months as he has the above cancer, he cannot have chemo as he has bad kidneys and other health issues. He is going for a second opinion is there any hope that he will be offered any treatment being he has already been told by his consultant that it is incurable
I'm sorry your family is having to deal with a loved one afflicted with this terrible disease. I have found that 2nd and even 3rd opinions are invaluable. My father had lung cancer and was told to get his affairs in order. A 2nd doctor told him that although his other health conditions precluded them from giving him chemo, they could do radiation treatments. He had radiation, which significantly reduced the size of the tumors. When he passed, it was from a heart attack. The cancer was a secondary cause of death. If your family member gets the same diagnosis and prognosis from a 2nd oncologist, then it is best to spend as much time as possible with your loved one, help to get their affairs in order, and work with the doctor to arrange for hospice. He/she will be kept as comfortable as possible through hospice. I have incurable cancer, but I am a 9-1/2 year survivor. So, incurable does not always mean "dying". Just make every day count by creating memories with your family, whether it is 1 week or 20 years. You and your family will be in my prayers.
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