My mother is 86 and has bile duct cancer that has spread to the liver. She is to start chemotherapy in a week. Her symptoms are a sharp pain in her upper right side abdomen, extreme tiredness, sleepy often, loss of appetite, constipation and depressed. She is not vomiting nor running a fever at this time. Two questions.
1. Will the doctor give her chemo if she is in pain from the cancer?
2. In terms of life expectance, what can you tell us from above, is it weeks, a few months or more?
Thank you, Larry Thomas