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    Jade asked a questionOvarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

    When does one opt for Palliative care?

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      grannys

      My husband went into Hospice care after the doctors done tests and found that his cancer had spread to his bladder, pelvis, lungs and brain. Then there was no more treatment given, just comfort care.

      almost 4 years ago
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      Jade, You ask a great question but one that deserves to be answered with dignity and privacy. I am an oncology/end of life nurse who specializes in gyne cancers. I will send you my private email and if you wish to contact me for more information you can do so at any time, Carm.

      P.S. Thanks Harry for that vote of confidence.

      almost 4 years ago
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      My Mother had similar situation - Hospice House was the best thing ever. She went peacefully with me by her side. I told my sister to make sure they do the same for me.

      almost 4 years ago
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    Decision Point (To try third chemo or give up): The clinical trial was a bust, CA125 shot up to over 2000 after 4 cycles and now I think it is time to call it quits. The chance of a third round of chemo having any effect is only 10% and the discomfort it would bring is too much for me... I am tired and having so much difficulty just breathing, it hardly seems worth getting up anymore. I have home oxygen and a hospital bed to help me sleep but it hurts to cough or even breathe deeply. I have no energy and not much appetite. I am supposed to get permanent drains put in my abdomen and chest tomorrow so that I do not have to have the ascites drained at the hospital every week. There just seems little else to do but close the book; the story is almost over.

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