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My mother is 88 yrs old. She has lung cancer and is in

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My mother is 88 yrs old. She has lung cancer and is in palliative care. She was diagnosed over a year ago and at that told she only had 6 months. She has become worse. She is now coughing a lot. She is out of breath just by trying to get up. She is blotted
especially in the face. Her shoulders are aching and she is sleeping a lot. Can you tell me if this is the end stage of cancer. Does she has still long to live or not? thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

most likely she is in the end stages of her life

it can still be impossible to predict accurately how long she will live for

she could only live for a few days or for a few weeks.

she should be in hospice care to help keep her comfortable

they can give her morphine nebulizers to help decrease her shortness of breath symptoms.

it doesn't sound like she has much longer to live though

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