Liver Cancer: No Chemo for Dad, Wisdom of a Daughter

Language: Hokkien

My father was diagnosed with Stage 2 liver cancer. He was advised to go for chemotherapy. My father had a heart by-pass before. His doctor said my father had to stop all his heart medications before undergoing chemotherapy.
We sought a second opinion from a liver specialist. He also suggested chemotherapy. He did not say anything about my father’s heart medication. He said after the chemo, the liver can become hard, the patient becomes yellow and his eyes may become yellow too. I countered the doctor, “My father currently has no pains, can eat, can sleep, can walk and move his bowels. After the chemo, his health is jeopardised. What is the whole idea?”


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