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Mother's Liver Cancer

Postby Carthage » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:19 pm

My mother is 86 and has bile duct cancer that has spread to the liver.  She is to start chemotherapy in a week.  Her symptoms are a sharp pain in her upper right side abdomen, extreme tiredness, sleepy often, loss of appetite, constipation and depressed.  She is not vomiting nor running a fever at this time.  Two questions.

1. Will the doctor give her chemo if she is in pain from the cancer?

2. In terms of life expectance, what can you tell us from above, is it weeks, a few months or more?

Thank you, Larry Thomas
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Mother's Liver Cancer

Postby Issac » Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:11 pm

My mother is 86 and has bile duct cancer that has spread to the liver.  She is to start chemotherapy in a week.  Her symptoms are a sharp pain in her upper right side abdomen, extreme tiredness, sleepy often, loss of appetite, constipation and depressed.  She is not vomiting nor running a fever at this time.  Two questions.

1. Will the doctor give her chemo if she is in pain from the cancer?

2. In terms of life expectance, what can you tell us from above, is it weeks, a few months or more?

Thank you, Larry Thomas
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Mother's Liver Cancer

Postby thain » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:25 pm

1. Her doctor SHOULD give her ALL necessary medication against pain. Especially in a case like this! Pain or its treatment should not interfere with chemotherapy.

2. With chemotherapy it is weeks to a few months. Without it only weeks. Both my parents died from this 33 and 23 years ago. No chemotherapy was used in those days.

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