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What Are The Final Stages Of Cancer
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
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
Stage IV: Stage 4 breast cancer is defined as cancer that has spread from the breast to other organs. This is also known as metastatic disease. While not curable by traditional definitions, if the cancer is sensitive to chemotherapy, people may live years with treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use your heart: Just asking this question means you have a loving heart, and that will give great comfort and courage. We all face our own death. Think about what you would like at that point. Listen to your friend. What has (s)he brought to your life? To the world? Say it. Remind your friend that you are there. Just your presence is a gift. Don't be afraid.Let your heart guide you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not nice: Local growth may prevent swallowing even one's own saliva. The idea of gastric tube feeding seems a solution, but prolongs a life of suffering. Esophca can also metastasize. Weight loss, energy loss, weakness, dehydration. Palliative care and hospice help minimize suffering and focus on symptom relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Losing performance: Gbm causes different signs depending on location, and growth on MRI signal progression. But decreasing ability to do daily activity, get out of bed, dress, walk, control bowel and bladder function are signs that time is short. Salvage treatment is used in able patients, and those willing to volunteer, but assess what benefit your patient gets and at what price. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A cyst on my anus for about 5 years. I finally got health insurance; i'm just terrified it might be cancer. It has never hurt or changed. Need encoura?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What happens in the 4th stage of ovarian cancer, how long is life expectancy in this final stage?
Unpredictable: There are many different types of ovarian cancer. Stage IV means it is in the liver or outside the peritoneal cavity. Two types can still be cured most of the time no matter how advanced. Around 15% of women with other stage IV ovarian cancers are alive 5 years later. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm wondering how long does someone in the final stages of terminal primary liver cancer have left?
My 9 mo old has a lump near temple since birth dr finally agreed to order u/s; dr thinks it is a dermoid cyst. Should MRI or CT be done to rule out tumor and cancer?
Follow your heart: A knot present since birth is not going to be a cancer and a dermoid is considered a benign tumor. A MRI or ct are not going to give you more data than you have already. You would get more info from having a piece of the cyst removed and studied. This can sometimes be approached from behind a hairline or through the brow. Your doc can suggest a good cosmetic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Speak to her doctor: Every patient and their condition is different. We can't answer questions vaguely without knowing all the parameters of her condition, previous work-up, treatment, etc. Best source of information of her condition and prognosis is her oncologist. ...Read more
My mom had a positive ifob in october a month later she passed from final stages of liver cancer how is that possible all in 1 month?
Colon cancer: Sorry about your loss. I assume fob is fecal occult blood test. It sounds like your mother had colon cancer. Colon cancer, especially in the right colon, can be asymptomatic until it spreads to other organs. Please get a colonoscopy at the very least at 50. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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