Is this end of life?

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My mum had an operation last year to remove part of her lung due to cancer. After chemo more cancer wqas found in her adrenal gland, opposite lung and liver. We have waited weeks for a biopsy of the adrenal gland which happened last week. we see the specialist this coming wednesday.  In this time, my mum is now a shadow of herself.  She hardly eats, has lost lots of weight, can't walk up the stairs and sleeps all of the time.  is this a sign of the end or can we feel hopeful about what can happen next in terms of chemo treatment?

  • Hi  I see that you have posted before and was given some great support on THIS POST.

    This New to Community area is like our reception desk where we try to direct you to the best part of the Community for you to get support. The Community is actually divided into dedicated Support Groups (Discussion Rooms) and when it comes to the practical and emotional challenges of supporting your mum and indeed yourself you may benefit from joining and posting in our 

        Carers only 

        Supporting someone with incurable cancer

    ……. support groups where you will connect with a wide range of members navigating the exact same support challenges.

    You may find it helpful to call the Macmillan Support Line open 8am-8pm (timings may differ across services) 7 days a week on 0808 808 00 00. This service provides cancer information, practical information, emotional support or just a listening ear.

    Mike (Thehighlander)

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