Cervical Cancer Spreads To The Lungs?
I want to ask. My mother has metastasis to the lungs, what is the usual procedure for doctors to handle this cadus?
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Metastasis is the spread of cancer to other organs outside the place where the cancer originated. Spread can be through the lymph nodes or through the blood. For treatment also depends on the type of cancer and the location of its spread. When metastasis occurs, in this condition the cancer can be said to be entered in stage 4. In cervical cancer or cervical cancer stage 4 is divided into 2 namely stage 4a and stage 4b. In stage 4a, the cancer spreads to the bladder to the rectum (the end of the large intestine before the anus). Then in stage 4b, the spread of the cancer has spread to other organs farther away such as the lungs, liver, bones, and lymph nodes outside the pelvis.
If it spreads to the lungs the symptoms can include:
Shortness of breath Fatigue Weight loss Loss of appetite Swelling in the legs From existing cases and research that has been done, stage 4b cancer is rarely to be cured. The therapeutic choice at this stage is chemotherapy which aims at palliative treatment, not aimed at healing, that is treatment aimed at reducing the symptoms of cancer and improving the quality of life of cancer sufferers. The improvement of life is carried out from various approaches, namely from the biological, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual aspects of the patient so that later it will make the patient more happy, calm, and comfortable in doing treatment.
Further consultation with an oncologist regarding the appropriate treatment options is needed for your mother. The doctor will perform several supporting examinations such as chest x-rays, ultrasound of the abdomen (stomach), and / or PET Scan (CT-Scan of the whole body). So that the quality of your mother's life is getting better, then do the following tips:
Eat a balanced nutritious food Avoid vehicle smoke and cigarette smoke Routine physical activity Manage stress and diligently perform worship Gather with the cancer community to be able to give support to each other Hope it helps