What are the symptoms of nearing the end of life with advanced colon cancer.?

Palliative care . When curative measures have been exhausted, your focus should be on quality of life and comfort. Palliative care and hospice specializes in aggressive comfort care and can make the end of life period more enriching.
Check hospice sites. Some hospice sites give guidance on the dying process and what you might see at the end of life with any disease, including advanced cancer. An online search found this site: http://www.Hospicefoundation.Org/deathsigns.

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Why would tumour markers for colon cancer indicate end of life when one tumour shrunk and another grew slightly. What would cause tumour marker increa?

TUMOR MARKER. Tumor marker for colon cancer had a limited use as far as screening or detecting cancer but if patient had elevated cea the tumor marker before surgery and the level went down after then re-elevated cea could mean recurrent cancer until proven otherwise but id does not mean end of life or it could not be treated only in that special scenario should be taking seriously your surgeon will tell you. Read more...

Help please! Is anemia an early or advanced symptom of colon cancer?

Medium sign. When colon cancer starts to bleed, it shows up as occult blood in stool. As it bleed more, the stool color will turn black or red. Then, when your bone marrow, which makes blood cells, cannot keep up with the blood loss, you get signs of anemia. Then as cancer advances, you can get obstruction or perforation., or even spread to liver or other organs. Important to catch earlier than anemia. Read more...

Is weight loss an early symptom for colon cancer or for advanced?

Wt Loss not early sy. No it is not an early symptom. Typically it is a late symptom of almost all cancers. Read more...
If colon cancer. Is the only cause of weight loss and there are no other causes, it is a late sign. Read more...

Person is 91yrs old has colon cancer, took 6wks of chemo and dr said no more. What do we expect and what symptoms will she have she has colon cancer and lesions on her liver as well as having cancer in the uretha when she finished her 6wks of chemo she

This . This patient has a very difficult problem to address and her age does not make things easier. You are describing metastatic cancer, and typically patients will stay on chemotherapy indefinitely as long as they can tolerate it and as long as the patient wishes to pursue this treatment. If she "went down hill" as you describe, i take that to mean she is not tolerating the chemotherapy. The hard truth is that very few patients will find a "cure" with chemo alone. The life expectancy varies depending on the nature of the tumor and the tolerance of the patient on chemotherapy. A patient not tolerating chemotherapy may need to consider other options such as hospice. Doctors do not like discussing end of life issues, but you need to corral this doctor and get the straight talk from him. Talk to the patient and see what she wants. The important issue is that the patient must maintain autonomy in her decision and some dignity in life as well. The local cancer society may have some literature describing your situation and there may be some help groups available for emotional support. If she belongs to a church, now is the time to circle her with friends and family who will support her emotionally and spiritually as well. Read more...
Palliative care. We're working to improve palliative care for patient.S early palliative supportive care has shown greater quality of life. Patients with less aggresive care (chemo) at the end-of life have shown to survive 2-3 months longer. Palliative care is not end-of life. It's focused on comfort, pain control, support and a better transition to end-of-life. Most patients prefert to pass at home and not alone. Read more...

Would a cat scan a month ago show advanced colon cancer? Been having weakness weight loss last few weeks and I hear you don't get symptoms till advnc

Depends. It depends on what you mean by advanced. If you mean spread to other organs, usually it will. If you mean advanced within the colon itself. Not unless it was really large. I've noticed that you seem to be asking a lot about colon cancer. If you have had a clear colonsocopy, you should be in the clear. Read more...
For the most part. For the most part - yes. However the best test for colon cancer screening is colonoscopy , not a standard ct scan. However weight loss with cancer is something considered over months, not weeks. If you are really concerned, i would suggest you speak with your primary care physician. Read more...

What are the symptoms of colon cancer

None at early stage. Early stage of colon cancer has no symptoms at all , that is the reason to have colonascopy, at the age of 50 and on, . Early detection assures the cure, as tumor advances change of bowel habit, bleeding, weight loss, bowel obstruction etc. Read more...
None.. ...In early colon cancer. Advanced colon cancer can have rectal bleeding, anemia, weight loss, intestinal blockage, etc. Read more...