Answers in 'Palliative care'
pallative lung cancer ad weight loss 8 stone to now 6 ,in the last week cough as gne much worse n shes sleepin mre is this signs of end of life comin?
2 years ago my father had a SCC removed from his face. We have now learned it has spread to lymph nodes. I can't find any information. Prognosis?
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?
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?
After an aspiration episode, why is it necessary for the person to drink thickened water?
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.
Can a person with terminal illiness .....live for a long long time? With eating right. Excercise right ...treatmeants ... and has one good family gen
Can terminal meconium give a baby a blackeye and a swollen. head that causes neonatal hyperbilirubinemia?
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?
Does palitive care mean you are approaching end of life?
Does palitive care mean nearing end of life?
Dad dwn as palitive radiotheraphy big weight loss been refared to hospice for pallative care duz this mean hes terminal?
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?
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.
Had lobectomy for lung cancer but cancer remains in chest wall and lymph node. Do not want chemo and radiation. How long do I have?
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?
I had UR lung lobectomy 4 months ago. Cancer remains in there. But I have a lot of pain. It's near the diaphragm. No chemo wanted. What could it be?
Is it possible for a PET Scan to miss active cancer in a Metastatic cancer patient?
I have achalasia, what is classified as End Stage Achalasia?
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 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
Mum as lung cancer of left lung shes pallative care n now having bad pain on her right side not were the tumor is wht can this be she is on oramorph?
My grandmother is 85 years old and weighs 85 pounds. What current medications are available to stimulate appetite in geriatric patients?
Mums notes say shess pallative radiotheraphy she has been refared to a hospice for pallative care n as masive weight loss is she now terminall??
My mom is 86 years old. We were just informed she has stage 4 cancer. 1 inch tumor on outside of liver and 1 inch Tumlr on inside of liver Lung meta?
Mum has lung cancer tumor no change in size and her weight as gone down to 6 stone from 8 stone in 3 mth is this refactory cachexia?
My mom had an EF of 25% along with COPD.. Her doctor suggested we take her ought the bi-pap and move her to Hospice...
No symptoms 87 old dad wbc 4, hb 92, ht..278, mcv 105, mch 34.5, platlets 355k, neutrs 1.5, lymphs 1.65. Erythroblast 0, is this norm for his age ?
Nearly 2 stone weight loss within 4 months of someone with non small cell lung cancer that hasnt responded to treatment is this terminal cachexia?
Six weeks ago my dad 87 had a viral infection hospitalized. .six weeks later annual shows pancytopenia could this still be the effects. No symptoms?
Stage 111 non small cell lung cancer. Had lobectomy, cancer in lymph node an chest wall. What are the symptoms when you get closer to death. ?
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?
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?
Wife is ill and bed ridden. She has a lot going on and nothing seems to help. Had whole blood thiamine test, its 50nmol::L, how serious is this?
What treatment needs a 4 years old child with follicular hyperplasia in terminal illeum?
What are the symptoms of lung cancer that spread to the brain? I have nerve damage from lung lobectomy and still have cancer. Do not want chemo.
Weight of 37kg a drop from 7 stone within 4 months 5 foot 5 tall has non small cell lung cancer age 68 is this signs of terminal cachexia ?
What is the longest time you can live with stage 111 lung cancer and no treatment. Had a lobectomy in April this year. Also have COPD too. ?