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Suffering from cancer. Recommended further treatment. On morphine. Further?

My mother 44 year old suffering frOm cancer for the last 8years now 4stage is started, deadly cancer cells spreaded almost every were in her body.the hospital from where the treatment was given now recommended futher treatment through Paliative care. 6 days left we started morphine but still headache and other related pains are there . Yesterday onwards vomiting started so we are not able to give morphine . I want two know lifespan of such patients who have started morphine
Asked On : Tue, 18 Sep 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to Healthcare magic.Thank you for the query.
Lifespan doesnt depend on morphim intake ,it depends on severity of cancer spreading and cardiorespiratory function. So this is hard to predict without precise findings. BUt 4.stage and palliative treatment indicate that this is very serious condition.
Wish you good health. Regards
Answered: Wed, 17 Jul 2013
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General Surgeon Dr. Venkat Narayana Badipatla's  Response

Sorry about your mother's problem.
Whatever treatment (morphine) she is getting now is just a palliative care just to make her quality of life better (pain free). Its difficult to tell about her life span. But usually stage 4 disease on palliative care indicates that its a terminal stage and probably you can expect a few more days for her. life span does not depend on morphine.

good luck
Answered: Thu, 18 Jul 2013
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