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Do Cancer Patients Keep Burping When They Are About To Die
Hiccups: Can be an annoying problem for patients at end of life due to tumor or other irritation of the diaphragm. Belching or burping is commonly due to excess acid, and usually easier to deal with. I'll put in a plug for hospice - they know about and can help manage these problems, as well as others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gerd: This sounds like gastroesophageal reflux. Try avoiding fatty and fried foods, spices,alcohol,caffeine, and chocolate. Eat smaller feedings several times daily instead of large meals and go to bed with an empty stomach. If you can take it,prilosec daily should help. See a gastroenterologist if symptoms persist and appropriate tests including a gall bladder check will be ordered. Mylanta helps gas. ...Read more
I've had burping (40 - 50 times a day) for about 6 months now. I'm concerned that it is an early sign of stomach cancer.
Stomach pain aftr food for about 10-20 min.releif by zantac & burp.pain if press on uper abdomin. year ago endscp nrmal.hpylori neg.herd?Ulcer?cancer?
Gas Pain?: You maybe swallowing air while eating, do you tend to talk while eating? The burp & zantac seemed to help, but the Burp may have taken pain away. Not enough information. I am a cardiologist. Sometimes abdominal pain can be from the heart - but somewhat unlikely in a 35yo woman, & cardiac pain is not usually relieved with Burp. Try eating slowly and talking between bites and only after swallowing. ...Read more
No!: We can't always cure cancer, but we can always treat pain. Cancer patients should never suffer from pain. We can block nerves that carry pain signals, use medications, and even implant spinal cord stimulators to control pain. Cancer patients die for many reasons, but not from pain. If you are suffering from cancer pain, ask your doctor for relief. And don't stop asking until you are comfortable! ...Read more
Will a patient who is suffering from an extremely painful cancer and will certainly die be allowed to die in pain?
Pain not tolerated: In my practice, excessive pain is not tolerated. This is especially true for somebody who has a limited survival. Talk with your doctor about what options are available. ...Read more
Some do: Some advanced cancers, as a manifestation of advanced disease, secrete a number of hormonal substances that cause a syndrome cause "cachexia". This leads to a severe lack of appetite and weight loss resulting in protein and calorie malnutrition. I don't believe anyone knows what proportion of patients with advanced cancers die in this way as opposed to other complications. ...Read more
Depends: The prognosis will depend on the stage and the type/ biology of the lung cancer. The type of treatments, the response to the treatments as well as patient's overall condition prior to the treatment started are also important factors. Depending to the above factors- patients with lung cancers can live from only a few /several months to several years or can be cured in the very early stage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Most people do not develop these complications. In fact, these complications are extremely rare in people who are adequately evaluated and treated at an early stage. We see cirrhosis and liver cancer in people who are usually unaware that have hepatitis b until it is advanced and causes symptoms. This can take decades to occur and may never occur in most people. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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