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 Priest has stomach cancer, Can you tell me about stomach cancer?
Our parish priest has stomach cancer, i don't know a thing about it can anyone tell me about it?...


 Cyst or Cancer!?
im 14 years old.... i have a lump or 2 at the bottom of my breast tissue(breast) im kindda scard...and i hate going to the doctor and getting it checked:( i felt it 3 days ago...and im afraid ...


 68 years smoking and not dead?
How is it some people smoke for 5 years, get lung cancer, and die while others smoke 60+ years and all they do is cough but they live out their life without ever getting cancer?? I don't ...


 What is a good gift idea for my mom who just finished chemo treatments for breast cancer?
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 Deoderant causes cancer?
Well maybe not the actual deoderant, but people say anti perspirant does. Do I REALLY need to worry about this? And switch to a brand without it? How serious is the risk? Because I really like ...


 What herbs can I take for cancer instead of chemo which is the killer more than the cancer?
Surgery, Radiotherapy and chemo feel too terrible and invasive. Aren't there plants and preparations that can destroy cancer cells?...


 If someone gets Pancreatic Cancer, why can't their Pancreas just be removed and they live as a diabetic?
Other cancers too - e.g. ...


 as a dietitian will i be able to help people with ....?
cancer ??? i always want to be a doctor since i was a little ... but at high school i didn't study hard enough .. anyway i'm studying nutrition now and i reallly reallly want to help ...


 CANCER!!! urgent!!!!?
My 81 year old Grandfather suddenly got extremely ill extremely fast this past week. Doctors think he has cancer, but they aren't sure. They are going to do a biopsy on Monday, and they will ...


 This kid at my school has cancer. The school is trying to raise money for him, what ideas could we do to raise?
...money for him? We've already done ...


 which sites can give information on newer drugs ?
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 how much weight does a person generally loose from a tram flap?
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 what is the relation between p53 and cancer?
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 How long TAXOL be taken after breast cancer surgery ?
My sister in law had breast cancer.One of her breast was removed surgically. Since then she has been taking TAXOL along with other drugs. She is 52 years old. She wants to know how long she needs ...


 brain tumour?
im really worried about my brother, hes been getting really bad headaches for months now, and sometimes gets really bad fainting spells which are becoming frequent he says its tension but i dont ...


 gamma knife surgery locations in alabama?
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 what is the cancer cea level?
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 Is cina cactus related to cancer cure?
my sister has been diagnosed breast cancer, and we are looking for other treatments beside the radiation and quemo....


 Does anyone know of an alternative to surgery for cancer in the rectum?
My mom has squamous cell carcinoma in the rectum, and they want to do surgery w/a colostomy bag being the end result. I am trying to find alternatives to this, can anyone help? We are open to any ...


 What exactly is telemeres therapy, and can it really extend life, or cure/treat cancer.?
Just heard about it in some science journals and sounded promising. So it does nothing other than giving the time frame of advancment of cancer cells to find the best approach to treatment. Not very ...



is sleeping alot normal with stage 4 cancer?
My husband was diganosed with stage 4 cancer in heart,liver,lung,kidneys,brain,skin,bone,assending colon,scrotum and his color has not been good lately,very weak,and sleeps alot they only allowed him 10 days of radation n is on a chemo pill for the brain cancer,what is his survival rate with this
                     




Baa Baa
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I'm sorry your husband is so sick. His prognosis is extremely poor and since the cancer is just about everywhere, it should not take very long before he will pass on. Sleeping and weakness is part of the disease process that is quite normal for a man in his condition. Most likely he will go to sleep and lapse into a coma and remain unresponsive until it is over. If he does go into a coma, it will be just a matter of days. The cancer has taken over everything and his body is winding down. There is nothing you can do except be there for him and make sure he is as comfortable as possible. I don't know the statistics, but I imagine the survival rate with all this cancer is 0%. My brother had cancer like your husband and he lasted 6 weeks after being diagnosed. You need to prepare yourself for the worst. If you need to know anything, now is the time to ask. Make sure you know where all his important papers are while he is still able to talk to you. My heart goes out to you.


millie
I'm sure you have discussed survival rates with his doctor who has a much better idea what is going on than we do. I really hope you have Hospice helping you'll through this most stressful time. They are great and can answer most of your questions. I would try to keep him comfortable and pain free and forget heroic measures to extend life. They usually have side effects that just aren't worth it at this point. But that is only my opinion. I wish you many blessings.


Meg
Hi, I too am sorry to hear about your husband. I would imagine that with all his problems he is on a fairly high dose of pain killers. These drugs would cause sleepiness and are probably contributing a lot to his sleep. Yes, I do believe it is normal for someone at his stage to sleep so much. Good luck and best wishes to you both.


Auburn's Rush
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Mere words can not express how sorry I am to hear you and your husband's situation. To me, it seems like his time is short. Typically, from my own personal research in this sort of thing, sleeping a lot (combined with what you have said) is a sign his remaining time on earth is short. Maybe a couple days to weeks, even months. Only a doctor could tell for sure, and even then they could be wrong. Make sure you cherish the time you have with him left. I will be keeping ya'll in my prayers.


Brandon Bandy
OMG! HE REALLY HAS ALL THOSE CANCER TYPES!? That's really sad. Yes fatigue is a symptom for cancer. Depending on all those cancer types, im not sure how long he has to live left. IM NOT SURE though, I could be wrong. Im so sorry, that u and him have to cope with this. May god bless you and him :).


Chris V
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i dont know but no one should sleep that much though.i think its not that good but i could be worng im not a doctor. depending on how many hours he sleeps.


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