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Doctor insights on: Death Process With Cancer

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Are cancer deaths always painful?

Are cancer deaths always painful?

No: Cancer pain usually results from spread to bone or nerve, sometimes local measures can keep these under control. Some cancer deaths are agonizing and require a great deal of medication. Others are pain-free, as was my late mother's. In contrast to the barbaric policies of the past, today's politicians are more willing to allow physicians to manage end-stage cancer pain. ...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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What percentage of deaths are related to cancer?

What percentage of deaths are related to cancer?

20-30%: Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the us and about a quarter of all deaths are due to cancer. Heart disease is the number one cause of death. ...Read more

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What can cancer feel like to those close to death?

What can cancer feel like to those close to death?

It depends: Some cancers are mericful, and some are very painful. Brain tumors cause very fast alzheimers-like symptoms. Prostate cancer can go on for years, though, breaking one bone after another. That is why it is important to treat prostate cancer. Not to save your life, but to avoid the pain. ...Read more

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Which disease cuts ur life short other then cancer or death?

Which disease cuts ur life short other then cancer or death?

Long list: Heart disease kills more people than cancer. Other common causes of early death are strokes, chronic obstructive lung disease, alzheimers etc. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm. ...Read more

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When somebody dies from cancer, what actually causes the death?

When somebody dies from cancer, what actually causes the death?

It varies: An airway may be obstructed, producing pneumonia. Poorly-understood tumor effects can invite infection. The tumor may erode a blood vessel and cause bleeding, or cause a blood clot, or replace marrow and prevent the making of blood. There are many other mechanisms; pneumonia is the most common. ...Read more

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For what length of time can cancer usually go undiagnosed before death?

For what length of time can cancer usually go undiagnosed before death?

It varies: Cancer is not one disease...There are over one hundred different disease, each with a differnt course and length of time before they can kill. I have seen most patients get into serious trouble within one to 2 years if left untreated. Of course some can kill in 3-6 months ( e.g.Blood cancers like acute leukemia), others can take 3-5 years(like breast cancer). ...Read more

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How can one try to avoid cancer or any other type of disease that can cause death?

How can one try to avoid cancer or any other type of disease that can cause death?

Healthy lifestyle : Can't avoid all cancer, but it is said that 50-60% of cancer deaths could be prevented if people did not use tobacco products, ate well, exercised, and led a healthy lifestyle. Don't know the numbers for cardiopulmonary disease but i would guess they are probably as significant. People have to be responsible for their actions and realize they bring consequences. Good question. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which body systems have the greatest number of cancer cases and cancer deaths?

Expert opinions? Which body systems have the greatest number of cancer cases and cancer deaths?

ACS 2013 data: Most frequent cancers in men: prostate followed by lung followed by colon/rectum. In women: breast > lung > colon/ rectum. Most common causes of cancer deaths in men: lung > prostate > colon/rectum. In women: lung > breast > colon/rectum. Don't use tobacco and live a healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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Asbestos cancers and deaths, how can it be?

Asbestos cancers and deaths, how can it be?

Restate question: Asbestos exposure is a risk for mesothelioma, a fatal disease of the tissue surrounding the lung. Please restate you question. I would be glad to try to answer. ...Read more