Hi. The chills, headaches, afternoon fever and weight loss are too non-specific to point to any particular disease condition, and does not automatically suggest a diagnosis of cancer. Why did your father have a liver biopsy? Was anything found on the CAT scan of his liver? What made your friend suggest a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer? Was a mass found in that area? It might be a good idea to stick to one good doctor (preferably an Internal Medicine specialist), instead of switching doctors often, so that a more coherent picture of your father's condition may be arrived at. It might also be helpful to have your own compilation of all his laboratory results and other clinical data, so that if you ever decide to see a new doctor, he would have a more complete set of information to work with.
Thanks for responding, but the reason why he has seen so many doctors is because once he had completed all of the exams/tests that particular doctor had ordered they were still unable to diagnose the symptoms so he would be referred once again, to someone else. He did receive the results back from the liver biopsy-negative, gallbladder-negative, cat scan-negative, heart-he has the heart of a 35 year old man as the the doctor stated.
The next exam scheduled is a bone marrow biopsy which will be on Wed.
I personally think he may have cancer. Leukemia or lymphatic. everyone of the symptoms fit him to a "t". We are happy to hear all of the negative results, but it is really bitter sweet because that just puts us closer the the big "c". There is just no way this is just a small infection that could just disappear overnight; major night-sweats(rings out his shirt twice a night), chills, fever, 23lbs weight loss and major fatigue-all within 3 months.
I guess I really don't have any other questions for you other than any suggestions, maybe you know something that all the others may have missed.
thanks again for responding. I really appreciate it.
Constitutional symptoms such as unexplained weight loss, fevers, chills, and night sweats are always concerning and merit further workup to rule out cancer, infection, and/or other pathology.