A family member has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma that is not surgecially treatable as it is the worst genetic type and has also spread into the mediastinum.
The Doctor wants to start chemotherapy ASAP, and I am not sure if they plan on Radiation as well?
The patient is questioning if he should even take this treatment? His Wife passed away from lung cancer and he has seen what the chemo does.
How much life extension would chemotherapy +/- radiation provide to someone with this sort of situation? Quaility of life would be ????
I would sincerely appreciate your frank and experienced opinion as he is struggling with this decision and they want he to decide in the very near future (one or two days). I would appreciate it if you could look at the situation as a : "if this was your parent, what would you do"...
Thank you very much.