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Describe the final stages of cancer?

Describe the final stages of cancer?

See the site listed: Below: http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/advancedcancer/index the question is too vague to answer in 400 characters. ...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 are the final stages of cancer (in general)?

What are the final stages of cancer (in general)?

Complicated issue: Different types of cancers and cancers of different organs vary in the clinical manifestations. Common features are weight loss, loss of appetite, pain, masses/lumps, ulcers, bleeding etc. See this site for more information. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/advancedcancer/page1. ...Read more

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How can I give someone who is in the final stages of cancer courage?

How can I give someone who is in the final stages of cancer courage?

Use your heart: Just asking this question means you have a loving heart, and that will give great comfort and courage. We all face our own death. Think about what you would like at that point. Listen to your friend. What has (s)he brought to your life? To the world? Say it. Remind your friend that you are there. Just your presence is a gift. Don't be afraid.Let your heart guide you. ...Read more

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What are indications that glioblastoma cancer is in the final stages?

What are indications that glioblastoma cancer is in the final stages?

Losing performance: Gbm causes different signs depending on location, and growth on MRI signal progression. But decreasing ability to do daily activity, get out of bed, dress, walk, control bowel and bladder function are signs that time is short. Salvage treatment is used in able patients, and those willing to volunteer, but assess what benefit your patient gets and at what price. ...Read more

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A cyst on my anus for about 5 years. I finally got health insurance; i'm just terrified it might be cancer. It has never hurt or changed. Need encoura?

A cyst on my anus for about 5 years. I finally got health insurance; i'm just terrified it might be cancer. It has never hurt or changed. Need encoura?

Cyst: This is most likely a cyst or a hemorrhoid. It would be very odd for a cancer to remain unchanged for 5 years. It would be a good idea to have it looked at by your doc, though. It may be able to be removed to help improve your quality of life. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are signs of final stages of liver cancer?

What are signs of final stages of liver cancer?

Liver failure: Advanced liver cancer can lead to Jaundice(yellowness of eyes), weight loss, poor appetite and ascites. Rising bilirubin leads to liver failure, mental confusion and ultimately coma. Serious Infections can ensue as a terminal event. ...Read more

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What to expect in the final stages of lung cancer?

What to expect in the final stages of lung cancer?

Several: Worsening breathing fluid retention weight loss - cachexia no appetite pallor fatigue confusion and more! best wishes. Love your family. ...Read more

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What is the final stage of breast cancer?

What is the final stage of breast cancer?

Stage IV: Stage 4 breast cancer is defined as cancer that has spread from the breast to other organs. This is also known as metastatic disease. While not curable by traditional definitions, if the cancer is sensitive to chemotherapy, people may live years with treatment. ...Read more

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Is liver cancer the final stage of life?

Not necessarily: Liver cancer is a pretty bad diagnosis, depends whether it is primary or metastatic. There is treatment though including transplant if you are young and in good shape, and there are many other novel treatments as well. You need close follow up with your doctors at this point and to evaluate all the options. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the final stages of life like with esophageal cancer?

Not nice: Local growth may prevent swallowing even one's own saliva. The idea of gastric tube feeding seems a solution, but prolongs a life of suffering. Esophca can also metastasize. Weight loss, energy loss, weakness, dehydration. Palliative care and hospice help minimize suffering and focus on symptom relief. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me final stages of life with esophageal cancer?

Can you please tell me final stages of life with esophageal cancer?

Cachexia: Cannot eat weight loss cachexia saliva overflow aspiration weakness pain miserable I am sorry to say. ...Read more

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What happens in the 4th stage of ovarian cancer, how long is life expectancy in this final stage?

What happens in the 4th stage of ovarian cancer, how long is life expectancy in this final stage?

Unpredictable: There are many different types of ovarian cancer. Stage IV means it is in the liver or outside the peritoneal cavity. Two types can still be cured most of the time no matter how advanced. Around 15% of women with other stage IV ovarian cancers are alive 5 years later. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does someone in the final stages of terminal primary liver cancer have left?

I'm wondering how long does someone in the final stages of terminal primary liver cancer have left?

Difficult to : Predict. It is not feasible to provide an estimate of the time as tumors often behave in unexpected ways. Late stage primary liver cancer is general has a poor prognosis. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000280.htm. ...Read more

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Is there any way to make the final stages of lung cancer pleasant?

Is there any way to make the final stages of lung cancer pleasant?

Yes: There are a number of ways to keep a patient confortable. The hospice and palliative care teams are great at this. They also do so in a caring and compassionate way so that the patient and family suffer as little as is possible. ...Read more

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My 9 mo old has a lump near temple since birth dr finally agreed to order u/s; dr thinks it is a dermoid cyst. Should MRI or CT be done to rule out tumor and cancer?

My 9 mo old has a lump near temple since birth   dr finally agreed to order u/s; dr thinks it is a dermoid cyst.  Should MRI or CT be done to rule out tumor and cancer?

Follow your heart: A knot present since birth is not going to be a cancer and a dermoid is considered a benign tumor. A MRI or ct are not going to give you more data than you have already. You would get more info from having a piece of the cyst removed and studied. This can sometimes be approached from behind a hairline or through the brow. Your doc can suggest a good cosmetic surgeon. ...Read more

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My mom has blood cancer and she is in the final stage. What to expect next?

My mom has blood cancer and she is in the final stage. What to expect next?

Speak to her doctor: Every patient and their condition is different. We can't answer questions vaguely without knowing all the parameters of her condition, previous work-up, treatment, etc. Best source of information of her condition and prognosis is her oncologist. ...Read more

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My mom had a positive ifob in october a month later she passed from final stages of liver cancer how is that possible all in 1 month?

My mom had a positive ifob in october a month later she passed from final stages of liver cancer how is that possible all in 1 month?

Colon cancer: Sorry about your loss. I assume fob is fecal occult blood test. It sounds like your mother had colon cancer. Colon cancer, especially in the right colon, can be asymptomatic until it spreads to other organs. Please get a colonoscopy at the very least at 50. ...Read more

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Fobt says status-final result,colon cancer. All 3 positive(A). Can fobt detect cancer? Also says neoplasm. Expedited colonoscopy in a few days...

Fobt : Or fecal occult blood test is used as screening for colon cancer, but a positive test does not mean you have colon cancer, it only means that you do need a colonoscopy in order to rule in or out colon cancer. Good luck with the test! ...Read more