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Stage 4 throat cancer, fever. Suggestion?

My mother has stage 4 throat cancer and has been told it is to late for treatment. We have accepted that. I need to know what to be on the look out for as signs things are going down hill for her. As of today she has a fever of 103.6 and refusses to see her doctor. She has lived past the time her doctor said she would and up until now has been doing wonderful. Almost as if nothing were wrong, but this fever has me worried.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Jun 2012
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Your mother is on palliative care for throat cancer which is untreatable by the modalities available. It is the symptomatic treatment which is given to the patient depending upon the symptoms like pain, vomiting, fever, bleeding breathing difficulty, dysphagia and like that. Nothing aggressive is done and as such a course of antibiotics with paracetamol should be enough. Regards
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