This isn't the first time I'm made a post here. Maybe it's my desire to protect my parents that keeps me pushing to try and try again. They are so important to me and I want to make sure no stone is left unturned.
So my Dad has been diagnosed with Liver Cancer and due to it's location being too close to a Lymph Node, surgery wasn't an option. Due to his weakened Liver and Physical Health, no other treatments would work either, according to the oncologist. So they moved on to planning Palliative Care as if they could get away with giving us so little information.
We did request a second opinion as I was considering in my original post I made. I thought his Oncologist would talk to doctors from an entirely different hospital to get some second opinions, but no, he went straight to a college from the same damn hospital. Maybe that's normal, I just thought a second opinion would have more value if it came from an entirely new outside source. But it came from the same hospital and you'd naturally assume the opinion would be the same, which it was. But because of how my cynical mind works, I don't know if the opinions match because it's the same hospital and the same people with the same techniques or it's just that I can't accept the truth. It doesn't help that it has felt like my Dad's oncologist and his GP have both been the most unhelpful while MacMillan and the other people we seek advice from online, can only do so much. (I really appreciate that, by the way.)
I'm sorry about the long back story. I don't know if it's necessary for my question. It just highlights the mentality behind it.
The question is regarding, Thermal Ablation. My brother had heard from an expert over at Cancer Research UK that Thermal Ablation is a viable option for a weakened Liver. Something that was NEVER mentioned by my Dad's Cancer Team. I wanted to get a second opinion from a nurse here, if that is okay?
Does Thermal Ablation carry any risks towards a liver that is not performing as well as it should, compared to the other Cancer Treatments?