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A 54-year-old female asked about a 52-year-old female:

Friend diagnosis last march stage 4 lung cancer, mets to adrenals, lymphs, neck, now liver.hospice began today.no food 5 days.sleeping all day.how long? ideas?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Unfortunate: In end stage cancer disease , making pain free and as comfortable as possible , is essential goal , which your friend is receiving from kind people of hospice , your only hope will not suffer , how long is not the issue now, you pray for your friend.
Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: People respond differently to metastatic cancer. If hospice has been started, the goal is to make them as comfortable as possible. Sleeping may be due to disease or medication. Continue with supportive care.

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Last updated Aug 21, 2018

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