Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
166 Doctors are Online

Suffering from stage 4 liver cancer. Has 4 tumours in liver. Eating less, started vomiting. Are these symptoms of the final stages?

My dad is at stage 4 liver cancer . Hehas 4 tumors in the liver. He went into the hospital for pancreatitis 2 weeks ago, and now he is a nursing home . He is eating very little and he started throwing up flems today. Are these symptoms of the final stages? What can we expect? Projections as to how long hehas? What can we do for him?
Asked On : Sun, 8 Apr 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  126
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Oncologist, Radiation 's  Response
The critical thing is about pancreatic cancer, not liver. Stage 4 disease means the survival is less, weeks. Our duty now is how can we give comport by decreasing his problems, agony during this short period. This is called Palliative treatment . Doing things what he wants, will give him some sort of positive psychiatric strength to him .There will be some nursing homes specialized in taking care of terminally ill patients. Better , if possible, he should be under care of these persons.
Answered: Thu, 2 Jan 2014
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor