A 34-year-old member asked:
how to know when do symptoms of terminal cancer start to show?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Bates Moses answered
22 years experience Palliative Care
Varies: It depends on a variety of factors including overall health, treatment options available (including chemotherapy, radiation, etc.) and if being pursued or not. Symptoms could be from treatments or from the cancer or both. Some might start within days of diagnosis, some months, and others years with "terminal" cancer. For symptom likelihood/timing ask your oncologist or palliative care teams.
Answered on Apr 6, 2013
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