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Suggest treatment for pancreatic cancer

My dad of 75 years old was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in early January of this year. The docs say its inoperable and he's too weak for chemo. They done the nerve block and help his pain some but that didn't last but maybe a few days. My dad has lost so much weight, will not hardly eat anything. He sleeps alot now and has on several occasions became totally confused and out of it......the last two days he's been coughing up blood, on first diagnosis the docs gave him a few months to live......I guess my question is, by him now coughing up blood, is this a sign that death is near?
Mon, 31 Aug 2015
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Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
Your dad has pancreatic cancer and it is inoperable so it must be terminal stage cancer. coughing of blood is common and it is not a good sign. His prognosis is poor and life expectancy is not good. Sorry to say but it is fact. No treatment should be given for pancreatic cancer. Morphine or other pain killer or nerve block can be given for symptomatic pain relief.
Hope I have answered your question, if you have any doubts then contact me at bit.ly/Drsanghvihardik, I will be happy to answer you.
Thanks for using health care magic.
Wish you a very good health.
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Suggest treatment for pancreatic cancer

Hi, dear I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. Your dad has pancreatic cancer and it is inoperable so it must be terminal stage cancer. coughing of blood is common and it is not a good sign. His prognosis is poor and life expectancy is not good. Sorry to say but it is fact. No treatment should be given for pancreatic cancer. Morphine or other pain killer or nerve block can be given for symptomatic pain relief. Hope I have answered your question, if you have any doubts then contact me at bit.ly/Drsanghvihardik, I will be happy to answer you. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.