Father with stage 4 lung adenocarcinoma of the liver

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Father with stage 4 lung adenocarcinoma of the liver

by firefly55 on Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:41 PM

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My father was admitted to hospital 8 days ago and was unexpectedly diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer which has metastasized to his liver and colon.

I am completely stunned.

It is a peculiar case. My father has a single 2.9cm adenocarcinoma tumor in his lung, but somehow enough metastases from the primary lung tumor have spread to his liver to damage the liver badly. The doctors say he is not even eligible for a stent, because his liver is consumed by lung cancer tumors.


He has NEVER had a single stereotypical lung cancer symptom -- e.g., bad cough, blood in mucus, shortness of breath, etc.

It seems somehow the lung cancer has not done much damage to his lungs, instead manifesting secondarily in the liver?  He is horribly jaundiced and swollen in the belly and legs.

I am bewildered.

His bilirubin level is 28. His doctors have advised him that he has only weeks to live and that chemotherapy would be futile and may possibly accelerate his death.

My father's doctors are, however, reluctantlywilling to administer chemotherapy. Outside of this, no treatment has been proposed. I am having an impossible time accepting that there are no treatments available to my father. He was healthy-seeming and active4 weeks ago, working full-time and enjoying life.

I am contemplating taking him out of the hospital and seeking some kind (any kind) of treatment at another hospital or clinic, but I have no idea where to go -- and time is running short.

Is it ever advisable for someone with bilirubin level 28 to undergo chemo? What about any exotic/experimental treatments that my father might obtain outside of my local hospital? How can I find out I am doing everything possible to help save his life?

Would 'Immunotherapy' be an option?  The immunotherapy drug 'Opdiva' seems indicated for someone with my father's condition, yet his doctors have not mentioned it.

Help urgently needed and appreciated.

RE: Father with stage 4 lung adenocarcinoma of the liver

by ameer on Fri Dec 04, 2015 02:54 PM

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On Oct 21, 2015 11:41 PM firefly55 wrote:

My father was admitted to hospital 8 days ago and was unexpectedly diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer which has metastasized to his liver and colon.

I am completely stunned.

It is a peculiar case. My father has a single 2.9cm adenocarcinoma tumor in his lung, but somehow enough metastases from the primary lung tumor have spread to his liver to damage the liver badly. The doctors say he is not even eligible for a stent, because his liver is consumed by lung cancer tumors.


He has NEVER had a single stereotypical lung cancer symptom -- e.g., bad cough, blood in mucus, shortness of breath, etc.

It seems somehow the lung cancer has not done much damage to his lungs, instead manifesting secondarily in the liver?  He is horribly jaundiced and swollen in the belly and legs.

I am bewildered.

His bilirubin level is 28. His doctors have advised him that he has only weeks to live and that chemotherapy would be futile and may possibly accelerate his death.

My father's doctors are, however, reluctantlywilling to administer chemotherapy. Outside of this, no treatment has been proposed. I am having an impossible time accepting that there are no treatments available to my father. He was healthy-seeming and active4 weeks ago, working full-time and enjoying life.

I am contemplating taking him out of the hospital and seeking some kind (any kind) of treatment at another hospital or clinic, but I have no idea where to go -- and time is running short.

Is it ever advisable for someone with bilirubin level 28 to undergo chemo? What about any exotic/experimental treatments that my father might obtain outside of my local hospital? How can I find out I am doing everything possible to help save his life?

Would 'Immunotherapy' be an option?  The immunotherapy drug 'Opdiva' seems indicated for someone with my father's condition, yet his doctors have not mentioned it.

Help urgently needed and appreciated.

Best of luck with this long and worried battle. one thing i can share with you that patients will power can do wonders. be brave and fight till the end.. blood tests and scanning before it's treatment are very essential and vital. do not rush for anything.. take your time and go to the specialists.. warm regards ameer

RE: Father with stage 4 lung adenocarcinoma of the liver

by ahildenbrandt on Fri Dec 04, 2015 04:41 PM

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A lady once wrote in here that she took cayenne pepper and put it in vitamin capsules (so that they could be easily ingested) and gave them to her son who also had ascites (swollen belly due to dysfunctional liver). I don't know exactly how many pills she gave him ( I think it was 5) but she noticed the results fairly quickly. It dilated his liver and drained his stomache taking away the jaundice. He started urinating out the trapped fluid. For the life of me I can't seem to find her but I remember reading it and storing it in my memory box for when my husband might need it. I have no idea if it really works but it might be worth a try. I also give my husband coffee enemas and that seems to help keep his liver drained and functioning. Again, no guarantees for your dad, but I do know that coffee enemas are certainly harmless and do promote a feeling of well being. I hope this helps. I'm praying for your dad. Rani
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