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What did the docs say when you asked about the chemoembolization?

At some point, you have to trust your doctors. You are at the best place in the world for PC. I realize you are scared, but I suspect that they really don't 'suck'.... Many of us stuck out in the boonies can really tell you about doctors that suck....

But this disease definitely sucks. So I like your gumption for looking for all treatment options. You can always get a second opinion. But if I were you, I would carefully talk to the Hopkins doc about chemoembolization again, and listen to their reasoning. Ask in what scenarios (if any) they consider chemoembolization. Ask if he tries Folfirinox and the tumors stay stable or even shrink, can they consider chemoembolization again?

I would also review clinical trial options as well. Is he eligible for one of their Immunotherapy trials?

Also try to enlist the help of a Palliative Care doctor, if this is an option at Hopkins. It sounds like your Dad must be having significant side effects, if you are worried about his ability to tolerate FOLFIRINOX (although we all worry about this!!), so try to gather as many experts around you as you can.

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