• What to expect toward the end of the journey?

    Asked by NAN67 on Saturday, September 14, 2013

    What to expect toward the end of the journey?

    My husband was diagnosed 3 years ago with Stage IV RCC. His health is deteriorating and I'M SCARED!

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • TessElizabeth's Avatar

      Keeping you and your husband in my thoughts and prayers.

      over 6 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      HI Nan, I agree with others that IF, it is to the point that Hospice is needed that you should take the Dr's advice and get the service started. IF he is at that point the Dr's will order the service. In general, you must be diagnosed with 6 mos. or less of expected life expectancy. If a person does survive past that point it's no problem, Hospice conitnues on and at anytime you can choose to go off Hospice and back on treatment. Here is our blog post from just last week that explains some of the questions you may have. Click here to read the article=>https://www.whatnext.com/blog/posts/benefits-of-hospice-to-discuss-with-your-loved-one

      over 6 years ago
    • vickyj's Avatar

      My mother had a kidney removed because of RCC , 5 yrs ago. She now has advanced LC. Dr is guessing it is mets from the kidney but doing no further testing due to her weakened health. Where has your husbands mets to ? I am seeing none of the obvious LC symptoms but she has severe fatigue and her body is growing weak. Still eats like a horse when she is awake !Best of luck to you, we have just started hospice so I really don't have a feel for them yet.

      over 6 years ago

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