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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. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

A brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer’s disease(AD), which initially involves the parts of the brain that control ...Read more


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About early identification of dementia?

About early identification of dementia?

First, it's necessar: To keep an eye on risk factors, like hypertension, alcohol intake, etc. Then regular examinations of memory function. ...Read more

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Is vascular dementia worse than alzheimer’s at the end stage?

Is vascular dementia worse than alzheimer’s at the end stage?

Depends: Vascular dementia can totally wipe out all conscious activity and render someone into a permanent vegetative state--not unlike what one might see with a case of severely advanced alzheimer's. However, while vascular dementia can be significantly less severe, alzheimer's, when left to follow its own natural progression, generally proceeds to a severely advanced and debilitated state. ...Read more

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What happens in the final stages of Parkinson's disease?

What happens in the final stages of Parkinson's disease?

Death: While motor dysfunction occurs early, cognition, depression, and dementia occur in later stages. There is gradual loss of motor control, even swallowing. Death occurs from pneumonia, aspiration, or cardiac cause. ...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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Stages of progression in gonorrhea?

Stages of progression in gonorrhea?

Depends: You didn't say whether you're a man or woman, which makes a big difference. The body location also matters (male urethra, female genital tract, throat, or rectum.) we don't typically think of gonorrhea as having 'stages, ' the way syphilis does, but if left untreated there can be complications especially in women (e.g. Pid, disseminated infection with joint involvement). ...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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Is cognitive dysfunction an early stage of alzheimer’s?

Is cognitive dysfunction an early stage of alzheimer’s?

Many reasons: Mild cognitive impairment is often the initial manifestation of Alzheimer's but cognitive problems can be seen with vitamin deficiencies, thyroid problems, HIV and syphilis infections, and medication adverse effects. Alcohol and recreational drugs can also do this. ...Read more

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My Grandmother has been diagnosed with the early stages of Dementia. Is this disease hereditary and if not, what can I do to prevent it?

My Grandmother has been diagnosed with the early stages of Dementia. Is this disease hereditary and if not, what can I do to prevent it?

Incomplete data: Research seems to suggest a genetic contribution but it is of uncertain strength and not to a single or even simple set of genes. Living longer has increased the numbers of people who decline cognitively but causes differ. Some are gradual and easier to deal w/. Some rapid and frightening. Healthy living in all respects is the best prevention-like strategy, but no one knows. If we did, Wow! ...Read more

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What are characteristics of glaucoma in beginning stage?

What are characteristics of glaucoma in beginning stage?

No symptoms: Glaucoma has no symptoms in the early stage. It can only be diagnosed by a complete eye exam. As it progresses, it slowly takes the peripheral vision. Most people do not notice that it is taking vision until there is substantial, irreversible loss of vision. ...Read more

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What are the final stages (visual symptoms) of somebody dying from copd-emphysema?

What are the final stages (visual symptoms) of somebody dying from copd-emphysema?

Shortness of breath: In general, people who are very end stage COPD will have alot of difficulty breathing and typically will have fast and shallow breathing. Eventually they cannot keep up and start retaining co2 which makes them mentally altered and hypoxic which also makes them sluggish/loopy (and usually causes a grayish cast to the features). These changes are shortly followed by cardiac arrythmias and death. ...Read more

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What are the final stages of the disease polymyositis?

What are the final stages of the disease polymyositis?

Inability to breathe: Polymyositis is immune injury to skeletal muscle, leading to weakness. If left untreated, it can affect the diaphragm which helps you breathe. This can cause significant shortness of breath and the terrible feeling of suffocation. This is rarely seen though with the medications we have. ...Read more

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Early signs of altzheimer?

Early signs of altzheimer?

Mostly memory loss: Alzheimer's dementia starts earlier than previously thought with declining intellectual capacity and memory. Mild at first it's excused as "absent minded, you're just tired, it's my adhd". The one affected is often in denial of the loss. Eventually newer memory fades & new memory isn't formed. Cognition declines, paranoia & delusions may occur & motor skills(even swallowing) & self care deteriorate. ...Read more

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What occurs at the end stages of metachromatic leukodystrophy?

What occurs at the end stages of metachromatic leukodystrophy?

Palliative care: You have my sympathy. My hope is that when the end time comes, the patient will be allowed to go with comfort and dignity. https://behindthezine.wordpress.com/tag/metachromatic-leukodystrophy/. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy of late stage dementia patient?

What is life expectancy of late stage dementia patient?

Dementia: Usually rule of thirds. 3 years mild, 3 years moderate and 3 years severe. ...Read more

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What happens at the end stages of dementia?

Infection: In severe dementia, alzheimer's, the patient becomes increasingly apathetic and withdrawn, more bed-ridden, and has increased inability to control bowel and bladder. Eventual infections arise, and most perish secondary to pneumonia. ...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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What are some of the stages of memory decline?

What are some of the stages of memory decline?

Decline varies: I'd like to ask what you mean by "decline." the first thing that comes to mind for me is dementia, which tends to have a gradual onset and progressive decline. If this is what you're asking about, the symptoms vary across people. The brain itself develops physical pathology associated with multiple cognitive deficits, especially worsening memory problems. Other cognitive problems occur as well. ...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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Do the majority of people through the early and late stages of terminal cancer experience long term depression?

Do the majority of people through the early and late stages of terminal cancer experience long term depression?

Yes.: I believe having cancer itself will cause depression besides the physical effects of the cancer itself and the medications that are used to treat it. ...Read more

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