Answers in 'Palliative care'
severe dementia,copd, on palliative care only. Has developed slimy sour smelling stools. Is this possibly a symptom of cancer in gi tract?
86yr old decling health is turning septic. Family devides not to treat. 86yr old has advanced directives and is a dnr. Has chills how long to live?
A lot of spouses die within 6 months when their ill spouse dies. What are the most common diagnoses of the well spouse that leads to a demise?
Are there any Lyme doctors who take insurance? This is slowly killing me and I need help. Going downhill and none know how to treat. Late stage lyme.
Aunt- stage 4 lung cancer, no treatment weak heart, swollen neck lymph, coughing up blood, oxygen, hospice, life expectancy?
Are there types of mold that can make me sick?
Bilateral terminal hydrosalpinx with localised spill in right side and minimal spill in left side means in hsg report ?
Been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, been eating healthy, are there any foods i can't eat, can i still drink wine?
Can your symptoms of stage 3 copd improve if you quit smoking or is it too late for improvement?
Can aspirin be taken and grape juice or reservatol taken safely without interactions?
Can an expensive removable partial denture that is attached across the upper mouth be donated to a dental school after ones demise?
Can a mentally aware person using at-home hospice ever really be emotionally happy even with appropriate pain meds? Or, so they worry all the time?
Can clinical trials be of any benefit for a person with pancreatic cancer and extensive mets to the liver?
Can I get an infection from a mosquito bite?
Can I catch hypothermia in warm weather?
Can babies get sunburned?
Can I be emotionally happy as a direct caregiver for someone with pancreatic and liver cancer? It is tough, of course.
Dad refused stomach feed, there is now pleural liquid, not treatment suggested, what if liquid not drain? how long has he really got?
Does ascites for advance liver cancer patient mean that it is the final stage? What is life expectancy for such a 70 yrs old patient ?
Dementia pt. on DNR, only IV of morphin, no V::S, just palliative care, no nutrients. What is happening to body and is this a slow painful death? Time?
Does sea water have things in it that can make me or my kids sick?
For how long do people with end stage cystic fibrosis usually survive after a lung transplant?
Father got diagnosed w:: stage 4 colon cancer. Spread to liver, lungs, and brain. Currently at city of hope. Recommend a good place in LA areas? Help!
Generally, just how often is it that a healthy spouse::Partner will soon suffer a major illness directly due to the demise of the other spouse::Partner?
Grandpa 80 has terminal lung cancer. Was prescribed percocet, oxycodone er, and flexeril. Are these ok to be taken together?
Help, what I do? I want to die, I have hurt my self, very sad always, help
Hi.Ovarian cancer, spread to bowel.Was considered for HIPEC but spread to small bowel means surgery not possible.Any alternatives to palliative chemo?
Husband on hospice was given 500mg tylenol every 8 hours to take for pain, drinks heavily and has cirrhosis. is that amount of tylenol safe for liver?
How can I treat babesosis? I am having to go out of state for late stage Lyme and I can't afford it. Need to try all I can.
How long does a person live for after diagnose with lymphoma stage four cancer?
How to provide relief to 70 years old man in final stage of liver cancer? Pain is in control with pain killers but how to control fatigue and anxiety?
Hepatocellular carcinoma.All spleen and partial liver resection.Later,secondary systemic cancer metastasis.any targeted therapy or immunotherapy?
Husband 60 diag w::Sm cell bladder cancer in May. 6 rounds of chemo then radical cystectomy last month. It spread to prostate + lymphnodes. Prognosis?
Hi, My father has cancer desease and it's fourth stage and doctors said it's incurable:( please help me out.is there any therapy for cancer patients.
How long does it take to get sunburned?
How long do I have to boil water for it to be safe to drink?
How can I stop my heart from racing after being scared?
How can I recover emotionally from a hurricane disaster?
How many survive staying in hurricanes?
How can a 24::7 caregiver get a respite when family members do not allow it and put a big guilt trip on me? They do not listen.
Is it common that I feel terribly lonely after my significant other for 20 years died 6 months ago? It was pancreatic cancer. I did 24::7 care.
If a secondary cancer tumor is removed, but the primary unremoved, will it inevitably grow back?
I am a pt with stage 3 COPD emphysema. extensive Bullous on lungs. question a 9mm sub pleural nodule present in upper lobe something to worry about?
Ive such severe negative feelings ab my body that I have panic attacks that I believe will someday end in suicide. I don't want to die. What do I do?
I often think about death and wanting to die. I think about the methods I could kill myself. But I don't actually have a plan to die. Am I suicidal?
Is jaundice, nausea, lack of appetite are very bad signs for an advaced stage liver cancer patient ?
If a 95 year-old is dying & taken off all meds including a beta blocker for tachycardia, is there much chance she would suffer pain if her heart fails?
I had a colonoscopy last week, which came back clear, however on my report it shows that 40 biopsies were taken from the rectum to the terminal ileum?
If cancer metastases N u r terminal, y cant the Drs jst cut all the tumours out?Like say if U have 10 tumours in your bowel Y not cut them all out ?
Is it preferable to go for biopsy and other test for an 80 year old lady to diagnose other symptoms as the ultrasound report suggest Metastasis Liver?
Is rapid significant weight loss for a liver cancer patient in advance stage indicative of something?
In general, what can be some treatment options, besides palliative hospice care, for stage 4 pancreas cancer and extensive liver mets?
It is so hard to laugh or smile at all when being the sole direct caregiver for pancreatic cancer person takes all my time,etc. Ideas?
I was just told I have Stage 4 leiomyosarcoma, 5 year survival is 15%. Any ideas on how to tell people? I don't even know how to start a conversation.
Im worried Ive spend too much time caretaking my mother. How much time should you spend on this and how much on yourself?
I have to stay in a shelter with lots of people. If someone has Zika, are we all going to catch it?
I have felt anxious since the news about the hurricane started. Will it go away on its own?
If someone gets hit on the head but not knocked out, should I try to keep them awake? How long?
If I’m working in the heat is it better to drink water or gatorade?
Is it ok to eat food from a refrigerator that has no power?
If I can’t get a splinter out will it get infected?
Is COPD severe when it shows hyperinflated lungs and flattened diaphragm on chest X-ray?
Just found out the acquaintance I know has glioblastoma. Was taken off top of Brain. They didn't want to know Stage.What is average life exp.? Sad ='(
Life expectancy esophagus cancer with mets to bones, sick for 6 months and got mets about 2months ago, 63 years old no treatment, can't eat. Only TPN?
My dad blood work indicates he has Gram negative bacteria and is on Dialysis he won't eat chills and slight fever. I can't convince him to go to ER. ?
My mother is 84 years of age and has end stage renal failure due to sepsis through chronic UTI.
But now her cr-2,urea27,but again UtI with pus cell?
My Father is suffering from lung cancer and has completed his 6th chemotherapy cycle no improvement but severe breathlessness and cough. Pls suggest?
My Mom passed away a few days ago and now I have overwhelming anxiety and obsessive worry that someone else or myself will die soon. Is this normal?
My dad is 84. He has stage 4 lung cancer. Hie also has lung disease. His heart functions at 50%. He is on oxygen and is skin on bones. He still drives?
My friend has cirrhosis of the liver and now liver cancer he's too weak for check can anyone offer any knowledge on holistic healing for him
My mother in law is undergoing chemotherapy every week for bone cancer final stage. She kisses n hugs my 2 year old son always. Is it safe for my son?
My 91 y::O mom has lung cancer is on Hospice. She has developed pneumonia. Does this mean she only has days or weeks left? Morphine prn for now, 2 mg
Thank you for this honest answer.He already had full brain radiation for 80+ tumors.Now there are new 35+. what & when should I expect for end of life?
Terminal Cancer in breast lymph nodes and liver. No more treatment. Now in hospital fluid on lungs and kidenys not working. How long left?
We are thinking that maybe life with chronic UTIs at aged 88 compromises my quality of life. I am considering leaving the next one untreated. How long, approximately, will death occur?
What exactly does "palliative" mean when doctors say a patient is palliative? Does it means that the patient is terminal and requires comfort measures or can it also mean that the patient requires comfort measures but need not be terminal?
What is the life expantency of stage 5 non alcoholic serossis?
When does someone need hospice care?
What can cause mild ileitis in the terminal ilieum?
What can I do about a long terminal diagnosis? How can I cope?
What is the treatment for class 4 colon cancer spread to liver? Is chemotherapy an only option?
Where can I find a PT (rockville md) to teach transfer skills to caregiver to move mom (95 pounds) from bed to chair? She is in hospice ::Non terminal
What is prognosis like for stage 4 heart failure ?
What is typical doubling time of Small Cell LC. Looking around I appears to be 30-220 days. This is a huge range, What is seen in real world? Thanks.
What should I expect next with this situation? Metastatic brain tumors (35) and spinal fluid tumors (3). I know it is terminal and late stage.
What terminal illnesses leave organs, specifically the heart, intact for donation after the patient dies?
What can be the clinical medical reason behind a person in hospice cancer care no longer receiving a blood thinner as a daily maintenance medicine?
Would you operate on a 85 yr man with chf ,for tumor w::Cancer in sigmoid colon, 80 pd weight loss,bad ekg too,worried he won't make it, what chance?
Why does my 87yr old mom w:: COPD suddenly have hallucination or at times become very quiet after pneumonia? Took antibiotics, diuretics, potassium
What is the right words to say to a friend who just got to known that her son , (2 Years old) is terminally ill?
What's the best treatment for someone who has late stage Lyme disease? Will I ever feel better again?
When a person is dyiing which of the senses is the last to shut down? Can a person still hear and feel touch? And respond?
What is food poisoning and how do I know if I have it?
What is the best way to get something out of my eye?
Will I get PTSD from surviving a natural disaster?
Why does boiling water make it safe to drink?
Will standing in sea water too long damage my skin?
What types of infections can I get from contaminated drinking water?
What treatments are available for stage 4 liver cancer?
What happens when a 94 year old male gets a stoke in the left side of the brain?