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Can terminal cancers go into remission?

Can terminal cancers go into remission?

Yes: It depends on the type of cancer. "terminal" usually means stage 4 cancer that has spread throughout the body. Cancers can be thought of as "solid" tumors (cancer of the breast, lung, liver, colon, etc.) or "liquid" tumors (leukemias and lymphomas). Solid tumors that are stage 4 may go into remission but almost always come back. Liquid tumors that are stage 4 can often be cured. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Terminal cancer - will I know when i'm in my last few mins, or just go to sleep unaware then stop breathing?

Terminal cancer - will I know when i'm in my last few mins, or just go to sleep unaware then stop breathing?

Probably not: It depends on the way your cancer progresses. At the very end, the person usually goes into comatous stage, when he might hear something, but is usually unable to see or react. How quickly the comatous stage develops is hard to predict. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what would it feel like to have terminal cancer?

Could you tell me what would it feel like to have terminal cancer?

Depends on the type: Of cancer. Common symptoms are pain, weakness, depression, loss of apetite despite losing weight, swelling at the site of the tumor, may be nausea, vomiting diarrhea, paralysis, difficulty breathing and lack of sleep etc. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17060255. ...Read more

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How do people with terminal cancer go about day-to-day life with all the pain?

How do people with terminal cancer go about day-to-day life with all the pain?

Pain control: The doctor who following the patient should give the pain control medicine so they don,t suffer from pain. ...Read more

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Is an angiosarcoma a terminal cancer?

Is an angiosarcoma a terminal cancer?

Prognosis is poor.: Angiosarcomas are very rare and aggressive cancers that spread early. 70% of patients die within 5 years of diagnosis. The tumors are made out of newly-formed blood vessels and stimulated to grow by vegf. New biologic therapies, called monoclonal antibodies, are being developed to target these cancerous blood vessels. Not much is know about these tumors due to their rarity. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages and advantages to terminal cancer patients using morphine to manage pain?

What are the disadvantages and advantages to terminal cancer patients using morphine to manage pain?

Many: Every patient responds to different opioids differently. Opioids also treat different types of pain with various levels of success, so would check with his/her doctor to see how well might work for the type of pain being treated (bone pain, visceral pain, neuropathic pain, etc.). Common pros are excellent pain relief for common pain syndromes; cons: constipation, temporary nausea, and more. ...Read more

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If the person has terminal cancer and decided not to do chemo or anything, would they still lose their hair and feel sick?

If the person has terminal cancer and decided not to do chemo or anything, would they still lose their hair and feel sick?

Cancer with no treat: You may feel ill in the late stages depending on where the cancer is and where it has spread. Hair loss is unlikely if chemotherapy is not elected. You should focus on quality of life and can employ hospice and palliative medicine for assistance. ...Read more

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What are signs / symptoms we should expect as death approaches due to terminal cancer (lymphoma) what does fuzzy sight n burning feeling in face mean?

What are signs / symptoms we should expect as death approaches due to terminal cancer (lymphoma) what does fuzzy sight n burning feeling in face mean?

Seems like cns: Depending on where in the body the lymphoma is located and affectingly things can occur. If the bone marrow is affected then blood counts and immune system will suffer. If brain or spine are affected headaches, vision issues, fatigue can all occur. If other organs r involved like liver or lungs then digestion or breathing can be issue. Mostly extreme fatigue, infection, organ failure are at end. ...Read more

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How can I explain death to my daughter who has a terminal cancer?

How can I explain death to my daughter who has a terminal cancer?

Get help: Assuming your daughter is being treated by a pediatric oncologist, most programs have many specialists to help with this very hard situation. Social workers can be of great help, and child psychologists and palliative care specialists are additional useful resources (in addition to your daughter's oncologist). There is no reason to do this alone. ...Read more

Remission (Definition)

This is related to act of remitting.A condition or period n which something is remitted.It is not a cure. Complete remission means that there is no sign or symptoms of the condition like cancer or another condition partial remission means some ...Read more