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Have colon cancer. Given morphine. Cancer spread to brain. How long to live?

Hello doctor, My mom have colon cancer and the operation done last year, chemo cycle done around oct 2012.the time doctor inform her cancel spread at liver and langs now she admit for pass 1 week in hospital and doctor start give morphine every 6 hour.They also say cancer spread until brain.But she still can talk..please advise me in this situation how long she can survive.cause i am ready for everything i just do want her to suffer for long time.kindly advise
Asked On : Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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Hello Rajini
Thank you for getting in touch with us. As I see, your mom was diagnosed with colon cancer and has been undergoing treatment for sometime now. As her cancer has spread to the liver, lungs and brain, she would need intensive treatment to manage the complications which might arise. It would be impossible for us to predict how long she will survive as that depends on many factors. As we haven't seen the reports and haven't followed the case, we can only comment based on the little history you have provided us. Fight with cancer lasts for a long time and the patient needs all the support he/she can get. Hope this helps
Dr. Gagandeep Dhillon
Answered: Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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