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In last stage of pancreatic cancer, has bad breath, in severe pain, weakness. What can make her comfortable?

My mom is in the last stages of pancreatic cancer , we have hospice now and are just trying to keep her comfortable. We know that her organs are starting to shut down, can that be the reason for her bad breath? She only gets out of bed once or twice a day to use the bathroom but it takes her awhile since she is so weak and has shortness of breath. She has all the signs that death is approaching but is still hanging on and is in pain, is there anything we can do to keep her comfortable?
Asked On : Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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Thank you for the query.

Unfortunately, there is nothing to be done for terminal pancreas cancer. Bad breath can be caused due to acid reflux, lack of proper digesting or some inflammation process.
The only thing you can do is to ease her pain with as much morphine as possible. And stay with her with love and hope till the last day.

Hope this will help. All the best for you.
Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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