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Lung cancer metasised to the liver stage 4 suffering from stomach pains fever lethargy severe constipation given prognosis less than a year 3 months ago what am i also to expect before the end is near?

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Not good: More pain, perhaps shortness of breath. Get your affairs in order and sign up for hospice, they will keep you comfortable. Good luck!
Dr. Herbert Hoover
General Practice 51 years experience
Can vary: If the tumor in the liver is progressing, that can cause severe pain but can also eventually cause liver failure and increasingly more lethargy and eventually coma which can be a "god-send" if there is no hope of improving your situation. In a coma, you will likely feel little pain or feel much of anything at all. If liver pain is a large problem, several high doses of radiation therapy may help.

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Last updated Sep 23, 2013

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