A 65-year-old female asked:
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Mom going for chemotherapy(gemcitabine) for gallbladder cancer 4th stage with severe lung mets, she is with home oxygen, does chemo worthful?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Good but hard ?: It is not wrong for her to get chemo insofar as she understands that chemo will at best slow down disease and maybe improve some symptoms at the cost of side effects. She and her oncologist have to be honest with each other and use common sense regarding when to stop. It is not wrong to forego chemo now and go hospice either. It is ultimately her call, back her choice please.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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