tumor next to aorta, surgery.. maybe?
My father has a 5cm cancerous tumor on his lower left lobe of his lung. After numerous tests and DR's appointments, they found out the cancer has NOT spread (except there is a tiny spec on the right side, but the pet scan didn't pick it up really? I don't know..) .. Anyhow, they said it did not spread and they're going to take the tumor out. The only problem is that it's next to the aorta and they don't know if it's touching it, pressed against it, etc.. and if so, they're not going to operate. They will close him right back up and have to give chemo and radiation..
Our worst fear is that they can not remove the tumor... How effective is chemo & radiation on a tumor on the lung?
Anyone have any advice or input, please?