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My dad is dying of cancer. What are the last stages ?

My dad is dying of cancer. What are the last stages ?

Probably general.: Towards the end, many different cancers probably have nonspecific symptoms, like fever, weakness, weight loss, muscle wasting, and pain. Painkillers, and other palliative measures should be taken. See your doctor for a more thorough description. ...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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I was wondering what are the signs of end stage copd?

I was wondering what are the signs of end stage copd?

Oxygen: A need for continuous oxygen to combat hypoxia, sensation of air starvation, increased frequency of exacerbations, reduced activity levels (in avoidance of hypoxia). ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the end stage symptoms of bladder cancer?

I was wondering what are the end stage symptoms of bladder cancer?

Bleeding in urine: Urinary bleeding is a constant symptoms. Other may include weight loss, weakness, anemia, pain and others depending on metastases. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bladder-cancer/basics/definition/con-20027606. ...Read more

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My brother the age of 6 died of leukemia before I was born and my grandfather also died of leukemia at a older age of 65.What are my chances?

My brother the age of 6 died of leukemia before I was born and my grandfather also died of leukemia at a older age of 65.What are my chances?

Genetic testing: Is available along with genetic counseling. Risk assesment depends if you carry particular genes or gene mutations. Please talk to your doctor ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the main nursing diagnose for end stage cirrhosis of the liver?

I was wondering what are the main nursing diagnose for end stage cirrhosis of the liver?

Don't know what: You mean by main nursing. End stage cirrhosis is accompanied by yellow skin , urine conjunctiva, extreme weakness, abdominal swelling, leg swelling, grossly abnormal blood studies. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the signs of near death with stage 4 lymphoma?

I was wondering what are the signs of near death with stage 4 lymphoma?

Bed Ridden state: Most patients who have terminal cancer become quite inactive and bed bound, needing nursing care to feed them and clean them. Organ dysfunction follows and patients become weaker by the day and stop eating and drinking. Terminally they become less alert, sleeepy, unconscious and die. ...Read more

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My aunt (2nd cousin of my mother) in late 70s has stage II breast cancer. What is our risk of getting the same disease?

My aunt (2nd cousin of my mother) in late 70s has stage II breast cancer. What is our risk of getting the same disease?

You relative: Does not qualify as a first degree relative, so your risk of breast cancer is not affected by her breast cancer. But you should get screening mammograms anyway. ...Read more

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I got severe ostheopenia at the age of 38. What is the cause of getting it so early stage?

I got  severe ostheopenia  at the age of 38. What is the cause of getting it so early stage?

Osteopenia : There are several causes for osteopenia at a young age. You will be checked for thyroid, parathyroid, cortisol related problems and also medications and nutritional deficiencies . Your physician can run these tests and treat the underlying problem. ...Read more

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My father age 67 has 3rd stage cancer in lyranx, what are the chances of his recovery and best possible treatment, also his heart lvef is 28-30 %?

My father age 67 has 3rd stage cancer in lyranx, what are the chances of his recovery and best possible treatment, also his heart lvef is 28-30 %?

Fair: Stage 1 larynx cancer limited to the cord is easiest to treat. Stage iii where nodes are involved are not the main problem. More difficult is when laryngeal cartilage is involved and may need partial laryngectomy. Radiation and chemo with the new agents are very effective in handling nodal metastasis to the neck. If not resectable. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are forms of childhood cancer from the ages of 10-15..?

I was wondering what are forms of childhood cancer from the ages of 10-15..?

Why?: Leukemia, brain tumors, ewings sarcoma (bone), lymphomas, http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/aya/types don't go looking for trouble my mother always said...... ...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 is the likelyhood of getting cancer if your one grandparent had died in 40s with colon cancer?

What is the likelyhood of getting cancer if your  one grandparent had died in 40s with colon cancer?

Unknown: The health history of all of your relatives would be helpful. You should be seen by your doctor and should probably have a colonoscopy before the recommended age of 50 due to your family history. If, after obtaining your family history, you may be recommended to be tested for a hereditary predisposition to colon and other cancers. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are my chances of having breast cancer and cervical cancer at the age of 24?

Very low: http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/breast.html less than 10% of all breast cancers occur between age 20-34. ...Read more