Doctor Cameron : hello
Doctor Cameron : welcome to just answer
Doctor Cameron : thanks for coming back :-0:-)
Customer: You are welcome. What can I tell you?
Doctor Cameron : does he have cancer from the asbestosis?
Doctor Cameron : *he has
Customer: They are doing a biopsy. He had cancer of the liver at one time however that was taken care of according to the DR
Doctor Cameron : well, the fluid build up is not a good omen
Customer: Certainly not and I wondered if it might have something to do with the cancer
Doctor Cameron : He probably has lung cancer as well
Doctor Cameron : He does not have very long
Doctor Cameron : So the best thing to do is make him comfortable
Customer: Oh dear so this would mean another course of treatment
Customer: they did say to make him comfortable.
Doctor Cameron : Cleaning out the lungs as you describe may result in him being on a ventilatory
Doctor Cameron : support system
Doctor Cameron : which is not desired
Customer: Would this be an extensive situation resulting in him remaining in the hospital and perhaps not being able to communicate
Doctor Cameron : exactly
Doctor Cameron : it is not a great way to go
Doctor Cameron : at all
Customer: Not the best course of action IMO
Doctor Cameron : me too
Customer: If he comes home and is made comfortable he likely wouldn't have long to live... am I correct
Doctor Cameron : correct
Doctor Cameron : the more comfortable option would be to put in a tube
Customer: How much time would that give him?
Customer: or perhaps nobody could really say
Customer: the other issue is his daughter and my son have a wedding planned for next year. She wants to somehow get her Dad to the court house and just get married so he can see it
Doctor Cameron : probabyl on the order of months
Doctor Cameron : I don't think that he will last that long
Doctor Cameron : this is called a malignant pleural effusion
Customer: this is out of your area of course but it's a serious issue and I'm trying to think how to advise them
Customer: A wedding would be under horribly stressful conditions
Doctor Cameron : Well, a quick court house wedding can be done
Doctor Cameron : And a small party after
Doctor Cameron : believe me, he is not the only one who has done this
Doctor Cameron : She can have a larger wedding the following year
Doctor Cameron : But sooner than later because he will get sicker fast
Customer: Perhaps that would be best. She suggested that and to go ahead with the already planned wedding at the scheduled time.
Doctor Cameron : yeah, she has a good head on her shoulders
Customer: Thank you for your help. It is much appreciated.
Customer: If possible I would like this question and answer not to be published. Thanks again
Doctor Cameron : it is private for you
Doctor Cameron : I hope that I provided you with excellent service? :-)?
Customer: Thank you for your excellent help