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Questions about advanced metastatic breast cancer.
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|7/20/2006||Lillie, you have been very helpful and right on in answering my previous questions, so thank-you. My girlfriend with stage 4 BC with mets to liver and brain, is now entering what I think is the terminal stages of her disease. They can no longer offer radiation, but have given her Temozolomide pills. In the last 4 weeks she has gone down hill. Very unsteady on her feet, weak, numb in some areas, vision worsening, left eye protruding, she has fallen twice, trouble with reg bowel movements, slurred speech and for the first time last night she lost bladder control. My question is, in your experience, how close do you think she is to the end of her journey? And what are some of the signs/symptoms of end stages. Will she be nauseous or have seizures?? Very scared of whats to come. Thank-you|
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|7/20/2006||sounds very close... these are signs her body is not able to live in harmony with the disease anymore. i hope her affairs are in order and her wishes known. she may lose appetite. hopefully won't have seizures... let's hope not. she needs to be in a safe environment so she doesn't injure herself trying to ambulate and have someone with her now.|
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