thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. A little update, my dad is going for a scan next week to see if the tumour has shrunk even further (or gone altogether) We are hoping and praying that it is gone, as it would mean he would stop the chemo but continue with the trial drug. My dad has been coping well with the chemo, only a few side effects, hair loss, loss of appetite and mood swings. Other than that he's been really good, which we thank god for.
On another note my aunt (my moms sister) now has lung cancer too. A different type and it has sent lesions to her brain, they have since given her ten doses of radiation over ten days and she's just had her first chemo. However is is a lot weaker than my father and battling. Different cancer, different treatments, different side effects. Plus her oncologist wasn't as optimistic as my dads one and straight out told her she would 'die from this eventually'
I can safely say this has been a rotten year for our family.