• How long

    Asked by Roxieann on Friday, April 26, 2019

    How long

    why can they not be honest with us

    10 Answers from the Community

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    • Gumpus61's Avatar
      Gumpus61

      They can not tell you what they do not know......However, if you give them some wiggle room they will answer. The question has to go like this. " I know my Cancer is unique, but in your experience with disease like mine, If I was Your Father son or brother, (Or Mother,Daughter sister)........what would your Prognosis be?". You can see above the people who were told they were dying but did not. Who we do not hear from were those told 6 months who died in 2. They aren't on the site. The desire for the caregiver and patient alike to know and plan is important. Bucket lists and Family are all part of that. There are really only 5 levels to Cancer. Diagnosis and treatment / Recovery......if you are lucky it stops there. If not it is then Recurrent treatment / Palliative Care / Hospice. My wife and I have been through 6 years and 6 lines of treatment......only now have we decided to quit treatment. My suggestion is live like there is no tomorrow until they say Hospice............then bring in your loved ones and say goodbye with dignity.

      7 months ago
    • SandiA's Avatar
      SandiA

      I asked my doctor and he said three years and then was very quick to say but there are so many things that can change that one way or another. That was five years ago.

      7 months ago
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      Gumpus61

      My wife passed on May 5th.....................5 years and 6 months with a Uniformly fatal Cancer. What an experience. As a caregiver I would do it again. I am sure my lovely Ann would as well. We LIVED with Cancer.

      2 months ago

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