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What causes death in a person with kidney and lung cancer?

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Posted on Sat, 21 May 2016
Question: My dad died Monday, March 7 ..he had kidney and lung cancer and was on blood pressure meds. he was 77 years old.
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Answered by Dr. Chintan Solanki (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I am sorry for him, RIP, How can we help you

Detailed Answer:
Hello,


Thanks for writing to us. I am sorry for your dad. May his soul rest in peace.

Please let me know how can we help you?

Regards,

Dr.Chintan Solanki.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Chintan Solanki (5 minutes later)
My dad was found in a chair sitting upright. My brother thinks he was waiting to die but he was found unclothed from the waist down and soiled himself. I think his heart just gave out on him at 11:30 monday morning...he had enough time to get help through the night but was a very private person...I think death just caught him out.
He was vomiting and had diarrhea that night as well... My dad overestimated his ability to fight this on his own I think...he was into fitness and was wearing a fitnit at the time of death... i think he stooped taking blood pressure meds because as he said he thought it would interfere with his chemo...he only got half a dose of chemo I was told as well...
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Answered by Dr. Chintan Solanki (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
likely due to some cardiac event

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for information.

He had vomiting and diarrhea which may lead to some electrolyte imbalance and specifically of sodium and potassium imbalance which in turn can cause cardiac arrhythmia.

He might have stopped medicines for blood pressure which also can affect heart and brain.

His fitbit upload is also showing irregularity in heart rhythm in last 12 hours.

So mostly he died due to cardiac arrest and second possibility is brain hemorrhage by excessive shoot up o blood pressure.

Hope this answer will help.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes death in a person with kidney and lung cancer?

Brief Answer: I am sorry for him, RIP, How can we help you Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for writing to us. I am sorry for your dad. May his soul rest in peace. Please let me know how can we help you? Regards, Dr.Chintan Solanki.