There is an update on Dad. I want to thank those of you who have sent your support. He has gotten two opinions from two different doctors at two different hospitals and they concur on the diagnosis.
The cancer is stage 3. It has not responded to initial chemotherapy treatments. It has not shrunk. It is currently inoperable (a combination of the size of the cancer, his age, and his health). Starting next week, he will begin much stronger chemo sessions and begin radiation treatment. This will be from four to eight weeks after which further tests will be performed, and a further plan of action decided.
None of us are taking it very well.