"light" chemotherapy - does it make sense ?
My dad has stage IV NSCLC, spread to the bones. He's very thin (but he's always been like this), can't walk anymore and recently started having breathing issues, but otherwise always had good health. His oncologist is now suggesting that he has three chemotherapy sessions, whose goal would be only to relieve the pain and symptoms, since it's no longer possible to revert the tumors. However, my dad is really scared that it will only increase his suffering, and since he's already in a very bad mood I'm upset about insisting that he goes. On the other hand, if he doesn't do the chemo the situation will surely get worse ... so has anyone gone through a similar situation ? The doctor has assured me that it will be a "light" chemotherapy, but I'm not sure if such thing makes sense at this stage ...
So, anyone has gone through a similar process ? Do you think it's still worth trying chemo at this stage ? Thanks in advance for your comments.