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how do you know when someone is dying from cancer

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Poor general conditi: At the end or near the end, patient becomes bed bound because of extreme weakness and or organ failures. Most patients would stop breathing and become ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Varies: That is very hard to answer as every patient's experience is unique. Someone in that situation should be under the care of a palliative team and/or ho ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Carefully: First, be sure to have the facts about what is going on. ( what the doctor said about disease, what the treatment options, and why it is not felt tha ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
Excellent Book: The last lecture by randy pausch is a fantastic example of a person making the most of his life during his transition from life to death from pancreat ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Quite varied: Death from cancer may come in may different forms. There may not be any pain or discomfort at the time of death. Most adavnced cancer patients go down ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Cherish each moment: The truth is that you cannot know, no physician can tell you, and anyone even offering a guess is doing a disservice. Death could come before you rece ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Increased incidence: It is the leading cause of death, world wide of 12.7 mil cases 7.6 mil will die annually in china 2.6 mil cases1.8 million will die.Breast and lung a ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Never easy: This is never easy. Here is a recommendation from livestrong. There are many other on-line and written resources. http://www.livestrong.com/article ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
39 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Getting better: About 2, 500 children die each year in the usa because of cancer, which is a huge improvement compared to a few decades ago.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Health team: Please speak with your father's health care team or hospice providers. They can explain what is happening and what you can expect with your father.

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