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Suffering from terminal throat cancer. Not able to speak. Have pain. Survival chances?

Hi Doctor, my Dad has terminal Throat Cancer and is currently in the Hospice. He is currently unable to speak and due to the medication for the pain is unable to speak. He had a Peg inserted in his small bowel two weeks ago however the feed appears to be running through him. He took a lung infection after the procedure to insert the peg and survived despite medical opinion. Could you inform me of possible signs of the end for my Father?
Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
I am sorry about your father and his serious diagnosis.
This is obviously terminal stage of malignant disease. If his cancer is inoperabile nad he needed ileostomy this means that his therapy is only palliative. It is hard do predict anything in such cases,but he will probaly pass away cause of respiratoy failure caused by obstruction or infection. So when you notice difficult,shallow breathing, confusion, somnolency,extreme weakness and rapid weight loss these are signs of final days.
Wish you good luck sir.
Answered: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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