Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
Liver resection / transplant can be optional only in few types of cancer even metastatic. But you need to give me complete details of the disease, where the primary is, which other organs are the disease, how bad is his liver functions, is he jaundiced, etc..
Since you have written, he has limited longevity, I assume that the disease status is bad.
Please send me the complete reports so as to guide you better
Patient replied :
Primary disease started in the colon but moved into the liver. It is now primarly in the liver, but it may still be in the colon (although they removed part of his colon and the real serious cancer is now in the liver).
His liver function is so bad that the doctors said if he were to drink alcohol he could be dead within thirty hours. I do believe he is jaundiced but I do not know to what extent.
This is really a bad disease and surgery is not feasible. Did the doctors try some mild chemo with cetuximab ?
I would like to let you know that at times chemo may not be appropriate when jaundice is high.