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Suggest life expectancy in pancreatic cancer patients

Man has stage4 pancreatic cancer spread to lungs and now liver with platelets of 50 heart resting of 104 blood clots in legs with infection on oxygen with pneumonia in right lung no appetite rapid weight loss extremely fatigued taken to hospital what is life expectancy so people can visit weeks days?
Sat, 17 Jan 2015
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Thanks for your question on HCM.
I can understand your situation and problem.
Stage 4 pancreatic cancer has worst prognosis.
Life expectancy is less than 4-5 months.
In the case you are referring, this would be even lower.
Liver and lung metastases with blood clots in leg veins (deep venous thrombosis) (DVT) In pancreatic cancer carry worst prognosis. In such cases life expectancy is less than 3 months.
So better to discuss end of life issues with him.
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