Re: My father has pancreatic cancer
Hi, I am sorry about your dad. Are they doing chemo to help shrink the tumor away from the blood vessels? The swelling may be due to ascites. I may not be spelling it correctly.
If no action is taken, then the cancer usually spreads. What stage is your dad? Most of the time this cancer is diagnosed at stage 4 which means it has spread to another organ, usually the liver.
Are the doctors behaving as optimists in front of your dad? Can you talk to the drs? There is an organization called PanCan that can provide a lot of great information and support.