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What happens in the last few stages of terminal lung cancer so i know what to expect please? She is on 24hr oxygen.

What happens in the last few stages of terminal lung cancer so i know what to expect please? She is on 24hr oxygen.

Unpredictable: Lungs may fail with shortness of breath and blue skin. Right side of heart may fail with shortness of breath and fluid overload. Bain metastasis may cause headache or coma. Infection may be sudden and cause padding in hours. Cherish each day. Discuss her wishes for the last days. I m glad you had one another. ...Read more

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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How much time can someone with terminal lung cancer live?

How much time can someone with terminal lung cancer live?

It varies: It would depend on where it has spread and what kind it is. Also, the patients nutrition would factor in also. Remember, it is not how far your are from the beginning; it is the distance from the end; and no one knows that. That is true for anyone in good health or with terminal lung cancer. Make the best of whatever time that is left. ...Read more

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Living with lung cancer? Are most people terminal by the time they are diagnosed?

Living with lung cancer?  Are most people terminal by the time they are diagnosed?

Can be cured: If caught early, lung cancer can be effectively treated and patients can enjoy many additional cancer-free years. ...Read more

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How much time can someone with terminal lung cancer live, after treatment is stopped?

How much time can someone with terminal lung cancer live, after treatment is stopped?

God only knows : Depends on the kind of cancer, how aggressive it behaves, which organs it involves, how healthy (or sick) is the patient, and many other factors. The focus should be on establishing the best quality of life for whatever time they get, be it a day or a year. Hospice is perfectly suited for this situation. Sorry if it's about a loved one. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long can someone with terminal lung cancer live, after treatment is stopped?

Can you tell me how long can someone with terminal lung cancer live, after treatment is stopped?

Varies: Depends on the stage of the disease, the presence of metastases, and the overall condition of the patient. ...Read more

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How do I figure out what caused my eating disorder? I think it could be due to the passing of my grandma/my nana having terminal lung cancer?

How do I figure out what caused my eating disorder? I think it could be due to the passing of my grandma/my nana having terminal lung cancer?

I am sorry to : hear about your grandmother. It is hard to deal with death of a loved 1 at any age, but at 16 it is really tough. When we mourn, we often lose our appetite which is why most religions include food during wakes. U don't say how long it has been since your grandmother passed away, but if U have developed an eating disorder, talk 2 your parents & get professional help. ...Read more

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Life expectancy terminal lung cancer with liver mestasis with chemotherapy stopped?

Life expectancy terminal lung cancer with liver mestasis with chemotherapy stopped?

Bad news: Prognosis is grim, but I would suggest in the interim good symptom control through a palliative care line or hospice care. A variety of factors play in determining life expectancy, that is usually in such cases less than 6 months. ...Read more

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Is there a law that helps me because I have to take time off work to help my father who has stage 4 terminal lung cancer?

Is there a law that helps me because I have to take time off work to help my father who has stage 4 terminal lung cancer?

Ask social worker: Sorry about your mom. There are both federal and state laws that may apply. Ask your employer or your mom's social worker (if on hospice or palliative care they can also provide or refer to one) about information and how to apply for fmla (the family medical leave act) and also about any state laws/regulations that may apply. ...Read more

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Weight of 37kg a drop from 7 stone within 4 months 5 foot 5 tall has non small cell lung cancer age 68 is this signs of terminal cachexia ?

Weight of 37kg a drop from 7 stone within 4 months 5 foot 5 tall has non small cell lung cancer age 68 is this signs of terminal cachexia ?

Likely: Most likely as the body enters a catabolic state in advanced malignancies. Concomitant conditions, related or not to cancer may coexist and contribute further to the weight loss. ...Read more

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What can we expect from lung cancer?

What can we expect from lung cancer?

From nothing: To terminal. Early on, no symptoms. May be identified on x-ray or ct for something independent. Cough hemoptysis- coughing blood pain in apex or chest wall shortness of breath. Progress from tiny, to small stage 1, to local spread to lymph nodes, to spread with distant metastasis stage 4. ...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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My brother will have 8 hrs. Of chemo tomorrow for small cell lung cancer. What can I expect after that?

Chemo side effects: You will be given instructions after the chemo and meds to stop nausea and vomoting etc.Just follow the oncologists advice. Nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, weakness, fatigue later on anemia low blood count infections etc the side effects depend on the type of chemo used so folllow the oncologists instructions. ...Read more

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Syntoms of lung cancer?

Syntoms of lung cancer?

Many: Early on, no symptoms. Later, cough, weight loss, poor appetite, loss of energy, chest pain, coughing blood, dizziness, headache, shortness of breath ...Etc. ...Read more

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What causes lung cancer?

What causes lung cancer?

Several causes...: But the most common correlation with lung cancer is smoking. Smoking alone will increase your risk of lung cancer by about 20 times by smoking one pack per day for twenty years. Other sources can be genetic (alpha-1 antitrypsin disorder), related to environmental exposures that are inhaled, or other less common reasons. ...Read more

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Symptoms of lung cancer?

Symptoms of lung cancer?

Depends: 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. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer be cured?

Yes: It depends, though, on the type of cancer, its stage and other factors (presence of other diseases, immune system status, correctly prescribed therapy, etc.). ...Read more

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How is lung cancer cured?

How is lung cancer cured?

Multidisciplinary. : Several specialties are involved with treating a patient with lung cancer. A pulmonologist, oncologist, surgeon, radiation oncologist. Hence, lung cancer is treated and potentially cured by early detection, surgical removal of the tumor and appropriate treatment with chemotherapy and radiation. Not all cancers can be cured but they can be treated. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

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


Dr. David Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and ...Read more