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What does this heart rate of a cancer patient indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: What about 88 year old female with heart rate 139 and resting 115, also has had cologne cancer , this is my mother
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please do share her grade of colon cancer with me and all other details

Detailed Answer:
Hello sir/ma'am and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. Her heart rate is of course higher than normal, but what interests me more here is her grade of colon cancer, with which I can predict her prognosis; but without that I cannot really predict her prognosis or life expectancy sir/ma'am.

I would greatly appreciate that information, and if there are any direct questions you have, more specific questions, please do jot them down and I shall be more than happy to help you with answers you are looking for.

I look forward to hearing from you in order to help you further.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shoaib Khan (8 minutes later)
She had a tumor on the colon (removed) and 2out 12 lymph notes were positive but removed but is concert to be cancer free with no treatment but her body could not handle the treatment that was need K also has very little appetite and some Kidney infection and has some blood in the urine resting heart rate 115 and up and moving around 130 and inching skin form her EKG
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Well, we will have to find the cause for the tachycardia first & address it

Detailed Answer:
Hello once again.

If from all the testing and investigations she is considered to be cancer free, then her prognosis remains unaffected by the tumor and the previously positive lymph nodes.

The itching skin could be due to the kidney infection, due to which the kidney may not be functioning well enough to flush out all the toxins in her body, whose build up may be causing the itching on her skin.

Her heart rate will have to be addressed, but can be due to a number of causes like:

+Heart related abnormalities
+Atherosclerosis
+Hypertension
+infections or inflammation in the body
+Anemia
+Stress
+Smoking
+Hyperthyroidism
+Excessive caffeine intake
+Side effect of medications
+Cocaine abuse
and a few other causes.

So I would urge you to request your doctor to go about an elaborate evaluation and investigation to find the cause for her tachycardia, and address it accordingly.

I hope this information helps. Please do not hesitate to write to me for any further assistance or clarifications, I am always here to help.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What does this heart rate of a cancer patient indicate?

Brief Answer: Please do share her grade of colon cancer with me and all other details Detailed Answer: Hello sir/ma'am and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. Her heart rate is of course higher than normal, but what interests me more here is her grade of colon cancer, with which I can predict her prognosis; but without that I cannot really predict her prognosis or life expectancy sir/ma'am. I would greatly appreciate that information, and if there are any direct questions you have, more specific questions, please do jot them down and I shall be more than happy to help you with answers you are looking for. I look forward to hearing from you in order to help you further. Best wishes.