When a Cancer Patient Stops Eating

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When a Cancer Patient Stops Eating

by caregiverson on Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:00 AM

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My Father has a weak heart from prior heart attack two years ago and then was diognosed with stage 4 lung cancer last fall. After many chemo and radiation treatments over the last year he has just enrolled in hospice. In the last two days, he has not been able to eat and he is stressed about not being able to have a bowel movement. I know that none of us are God and that none of us can really predict how much time someone has left to live but I was wondering if anyone knew the average time that someone can continue to live if they have cancer and then stop eating.  

Any thoughts on the bowel problem and the lack of appetite issue would be appreciated. Thank you for your feedback.  

 

RE: When a Cancer Patient Stops Eating

by mam1563 on Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:00 AM

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My Mom passed away a few years ago after not eating for 2 weeks; she was however kept hydrated.  The cancer did not kill her.  Pneumonia did.  Find solace in knowing your Dad's time is near and when he is at God's side he will be pain free.
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