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A 67-year-old female asked:

Worried ... enteritis and in hosp iv antibiotic .ct scan said infection or ischamia. bowel rejecting food . what can be done .? plus has metastic colon cancer

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Chat w/GP: Set up family conference so that everyone can hear what GP & hospitalist have to say. Oncologist, too. Colon cancer that's spread is bad news, as I'm sure you know. Ask patient what they want. Any specific health goals? Life goals? Certainly supportive care but does s/he want anything more aggressive? More surgery? Chemo? In States, we are moving towards www.polst.org to clarify what patient wants
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