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Throat cancer, intense pain even on swallowing water, no relief with pain killers. Is the end near?

hi my dad has had throat cancer for 12 years,he has had all the treatment available over the years,and 5 months ago was told there was nothing more they can do for him..he i now in so much pain trying even to swollow water,,the macmillan nurses come out to him onece a week,he is in hospital at the moment,they have just fitted a driver..he is coming home 2moro,the pain relife he is having doesnt seem to be working anymore,,ive never seen him in this much pain,,do you think it is going to be much longer untill the end?
Asked On : Tue, 22 May 2012
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Very sorry to learn about the terminal stage of the cancer in your father.
 Unfortunatley Throat cancer is one of the killer cancers because you can't normally detect it until its too late as the patient doesn't feel the symptoms until late. unfortunatly it is a very painful cancer as the patient intheory starves to death and it can be very uncomfortable, morphine will help mellow the pain. during the cancer the patient will slowly lose the ability to swallow although he has been fitted with the device now which will help him take the food.
There is nothing which can be done now except giving good moral and nursing support to him and praying to god.
Answered: Tue, 22 May 2012
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