A member asked:

My father has been in the hospital for 7 days now. he has stage 4 lung cancer, copd, and pneumonia. oxygen saturation at 89 at rest, 75 standing. bad?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Neither bad nor good: Getting lung cancer means getting a finite view of the remainder of one's life... it changes things. With end stage lung cancer, there is neither good nor bad. Things will play out as they always do, and the goal is a relaxed comfortable exit when the time comes (an exact time is not predictable). Larger hospitals have Palliative Care specialists who can help, as they help such patients every day.

Answered 12/23/2020



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