symptoms of end of life in lung cancer

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When a person has lung cancer, are the symptoms before death vomiting blood?

No

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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.
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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.

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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.
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Dr. Aasim Sehbai answered:

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?

Lung cancer

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about 35-40% patients when diagnosed with stage 4 NSCLC do not have symptoms and signs of that and it is found as part of routine imaging or based on some very subtle and non specific signs and symptoms.
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Dr. Kris Gast answered:

What are the end symptoms of someone with lung cancer?

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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 cant 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
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Symptoms of lung cancer?

Depends

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Staging, location, degree of emphysema, co morbidities will determine symptoms on a particular individual. In general, most patients have no symptoms until late. Bloody sputum sometimes occurs. Some tumors may produce hormones. Weight loss may occur with advanced stage. Pneumonia, stridor, bloody pleural effusions, Horner's syndrome, chest wall arm pains. Shortness of breath, recurrent pneumonias
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What are lung cancer symptoms?

Often none

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...until the cancer is advanced, thus the potential benefit of screening methods in patients at risk. When symptoms happen, they are lung related (cough, shortness of breath, spitting blood) or related to advanced disease like bone pain or headaches due to metastases. Also, patients can experience fatigue and weight loss. If you smoke, please don't.
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what are symptoms for lung cancer?

Many symptoms

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Lung cancer can present with many symptoms, including shortness of breath, cough, bloody sputum, weight loss, fatigue, or no symptoms at all, especially in the early stages of the cancer.
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Dr. David T. Cooke answered:

What are common lung cancer symptoms?

Depends

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Early stage lung cancer can be asymptomatic or no symptoms. Often it is found incidentally by chest xray or chest CT scan. CT scan screening for high risk patients has shown to be effective. Larger cancers can cause symptoms such as bleeding (hemoptysis), wheezing, weight loss and other symptoms.
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are there any symptoms of lung cancer?

May be!

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Lung cancer may be without symptoms initially. As it advances, the symptoms may range from blood in sputum with-cough to shortness of breath to chest pain.
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Dr. Carlo M. Hatem answered:

What are the first symptoms of lung cancer?

Nothing specific

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You cannot rely on symptoms for early detection. A CT scan of the chest is an effective screening tool in high risk individuals.
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