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Suggest treatment for pancreatic cancer

My mother been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer with liver and lungs metastasis in Bangladesh. She also been taken to Thailand for a second opinion. Based on the current x-ray, CAT Scan, blood test report, they do not want to move forward with any treatment. Can I get any advise for a third opinion?
Mon, 29 Dec 2014
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Thanks for your question on HCM.
I can understand your situation and problem.
But cancer has no cure. Especially pancreatic cancer is very notorious for spread.
By the time of diagnosis, it already spread to distal organs like liver, ling, brain , bone etc.
Since your mother had metastases in liver and lung, she is in stage 4 disease.
And only palliative treatment is available in stage 4 cancer to reduce the suffering.
Palliative treatment in the form of chemotherapy and nutritional supplements with pain killers is given.
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Suggest treatment for pancreatic cancer

Thanks for your question on HCM. I can understand your situation and problem. But cancer has no cure. Especially pancreatic cancer is very notorious for spread. By the time of diagnosis, it already spread to distal organs like liver, ling, brain , bone etc. Since your mother had metastases in liver and lung, she is in stage 4 disease. And only palliative treatment is available in stage 4 cancer to reduce the suffering. Palliative treatment in the form of chemotherapy and nutritional supplements with pain killers is given.