Hello, I am deeply saddened to see how many people are fighting this horrid disease. I am reaching out on this forum as my father was diagnosed with recurrent bowel cancer in 2017 which spread to his liver mid last year. Liver ablation was unsuccessful and resection of primary tumour was barely an option due to the size/location and complexity of the tumour. Earlier this year, 2 new liver tumours appeared and his oncologist recommended chemo (to prolong longevity). Unfortunately, dad only manged to complete 2 sessions (this being the 3rd time chemo was being done since first diagnosis in 2009 which was ‘clinically’ cured). He has deteriorated greatly in the last 5 weeks (losing about 17kg) and treatment has now completely ceased. I am due to get married in November and doctors advised that they don’t think dad will last until end of year. I just want to know what others have experienced with their loved ones toward end of life i.e symptoms/things to look out for and how long this lasted until they passed. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. CD
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.