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End Of Life Lung Cancer Symptoms
No: Although coughing up blood (hemoptysis) can occur at any time with lung cancer it is usually not the leading symptom. Most people lose significant amounts of weight and may pass away from infection, sometimes they become increasingly short of breath or they may just fall asleep and not wake up. The way they pass is not important it is how they pass. It should be relatively pain and anxiety free. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
What signs / symptoms will indicate when a person is close to death, so we know. My mother has a stage 4 lung cancer that metastasized to the bones.
Palliative care: I am sorry to learn of your mothers illness. Lung cancer remains one of the highest cancer deaths. Palliative care doctors can help your mothers end with comfort. Talk to your mother as to what she wants and her doctors will help you to honor her wishes. They can help you assess the signs and symptoms of end of life and what to look for. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No symptoms and felt fine til they told me i had stage IV primary lung cancer / 2nd kidney cancer. Is it that unusual or rare for a person to live a long normal life without ever knowing they have it?
My mum has just been diagnosed with lung cancer, at this stage that is all I know. She is 78 and smoked most of her life-heavily, but denys it to everyone,doctors included. My question is, if she stopped now, would that prolong her life? or is the damage
Below: I was sorry to hear of your mothers DX. I'm sure you have encouraged her to stop smoking many times Stopping smoking now will not change the lung cancer. But it will benefit for cardiovascular events, also will help with respiratory complications Also would lower the exposure to secondary smoke to others. Condolences and best wishes ...Read more
Dx 8 mos ago stg4 lung cancer what is life expectancy from here dr stopped chemo not working, cancer grew spread. Clinical trial now. On o2 sob cough?
Ask your doctor: Lung cancer usually shortens the life of the patient. If as you say the cancer is spreading and you've moved to an unproven clinical trial regimen, it depends on the effectiveness of the drugs and your health. Response is variable. I hope you are able to speak with your close friends and family members about your wishes for those times when you cannot speak. Sob on oxygen, that may be soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
End of life lung ca: The end of life with any cancer can be very similar, but for lung cancer patients it usually goes something like this:they have pain, pain meds are given, they quit eating, they sleep more and more and when they are awake they have pain or can't breath so more pain meds are given, which causes them to sleep more.The last few days are filled with sleep& irregular breathing hopefully with pain controlld. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be many: Typical symptoms of lung cancer can be unintentional weight loss, coughing up blood, chest pain, night sweats, and some fevers and even pneumonia. But, usually, when you get these symptoms, the cancer is quite advanced. That's the problem with lung cancer: usually, it starts so small that you don't have symptoms. Then, when you do have symptoms, it is frequently too late. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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