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Diagnosed with cancer, yellow fluid dripping from nose, living on ventilator. Prognosis?

hi!two days back i came to know about my uncle s malignancy but we dont know what kind it is. he is hospitalised in ,treatment has not started yet. today they told us that the infection has infected his entire body and there is no treatment unless of ventilation. they even dont know the stage of the disease.not losing the hope we want to take second opinion. he had gone through the major surgery to know the disease ten days back.after few hours of surgery some yellow fluid was coming out from his nos,it stopped now living his health more critical. please suggest.
Asked On : Thu, 4 Oct 2012
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Hi there, The situation seems serious. For any cancer therapy to be done like radiation or chemotherapy, the general condition of the patient must be good enough to allow it to be administered and be able to be tolerated. If a person is on ventilator then practically giving chemo or any other cancer directed therapy is nearly out of question. Hence we need to wait and hope he recovers from infection and is weaned off ventilator and then undergo investigations and therapy for cancer. In case he deteriorated then very little can be offered from treating for cancer point of view. Take care Regards
Answered: Thu, 27 Jun 2013
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