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What does black colored vomiting in one with endometrial cancer spread over the lungs mean ?

Hello, My grandmother was diagnosed with endometrial cancer about 8 years ago and I m not sure what stage it s in but she has lost alot of weight and is in constant pain. She recently found out that he has spreaded to her lung . She s lost her appetite and only eats crackers or drink Ensure and water. But the last couple of days she s been vomiting black stuff and I m just curious if that means that most of her lung is exposed to cancer or what? And is it taking a turn for the worst?
Asked On : Fri, 13 Apr 2012
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Oncologist, Radiation 's  Response
yes this a case of recurrent endometrial cancer ,lung metastasis.
X-Ray chest is sufficient to put diagnosis or in doubt HRCT Thorax may help.
prognosis is dismal ,. median survival is 6-8 months from diagnosis.
i should suggest to start Adriamycin based chemotherapy for treatment point of view.
there is no option for surgery/radiotherapy in this case.
Answered: Fri, 13 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Aparna Kohli's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
Its possible that the black stuff in her vomit/sputum is blood and we need to address this as soon as possible. The other possibility is that of an aspergilloma which is a fungal infection. Its possible that the cancer which has spread to the lungs has eroded into a blood vessel which is now bleeding. This is not an indicator of the extent of the lung involvement. This could quickly lead to a deterioration in her health. Please see a physician and get this addressed.
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