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A male asked:

My dad has stage iv colon cancer with advanced liver mets..inoperable,non curative,on chemo &now coughing a little blood..is the cancer advancing?

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
A Verified Doctoranswered
Trauma Surgery 51 years experience
Yes: Sounds like lung mets Be sure to inform his oncologist and get a Chest X-ray
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Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
It is important to note here, that in the face of insurmountable odds for survival, that the doctor does not go into denial either. The continued treatment of end-stage cases, particularly cancer here, does the patient no good and often a lot of harm. We have an obligation to recognize and treat near death with empathy and kindness, often best administered by hospice and morphine. Respectfully.
Mar 10, 2016
Last updated Nov 27, 2018


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