Welcome to Cancer-Forums.net!   


Useful Links:

American Cancer Society
National Cancer Institute
Cancer Definition

Lung Cancer Diagnosis To Death In 2 Weeks?

Lung Cancer discussions, another of the most common forms of cancer

Lung Cancer Diagnosis To Death In 2 Weeks?

Postby Dwain » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:27 am

Someone I know who had a major heart attack and five bypasses 4 years ago just died from lung cancer. I have some questions. He had been a heavy smoker till his heart attack and quit. Not too long before he died i noticed he started back but only a few cigs a day. He originally went in with that it looked to be pneumonia and they admitted him to hospital and put him on o2. well the next day they tell me there was a masson his right lung. I could tell he had been having trouble breathing, even with that o2. A few days later they did a bronchoscopy to biospy it and his lung collapsed, they had been able to get samples from both lungs before it happened. They moved him to icu where he was put on a vent ststem. He was not able to breathe on his own. Then a day or so later told us he had stage 3b non small cell lung cancer in both lungs and lymph nodes. He was not a surgical candidate and did not do well with even a baby dose of chemo due to his heart so they recomended hospice. He died one week after getting into hospice. This all happened so quick. Is this normal, did they purposely kill him? Everything just seems so quick to me
Posts: 64
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:58 am

Lung Cancer Diagnosis To Death In 2 Weeks?

Postby MacBain » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:30 am

Since he was a heavy smoker which caused heart damage, pneumonia, and eventually lung cancer . . what killed him was the cigarettes . . when he was hospitalized it was already too late for him. Hospice only helped keep him comfortable until he died.
Posts: 62
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:28 am

Lung Cancer Diagnosis To Death In 2 Weeks?

Postby Weorth » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:33 am

Smoking is just as damaging to the heart as lungs from what I know.
My Dad was diagnosed with what I was led to believe was lung cancer that spread like wildfire and killed him within 2 weeks. One day we were talking at his apartment and a few days later He didnt know what was going on and actually technically died of a weakened heart (smoking) before the cancer killed him. So while this nay not be normal, 2 weeks diagnosis to death, it is not unheard of from what I gather.
Posts: 66
Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:06 pm

Lung Cancer Diagnosis To Death In 2 Weeks?

Postby emhyr » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:35 am

you will get maximum cancers at any age. you are able to no longer get ANY maximum cancers at ANY age. "From 2006-2010, the median age at diagnosis for many cancers of the lung and bronchus grew to become into 70 years of age approximately 0.0% have been clinically determined under age 20; 0.3% between 20 and 34; one million.4% between 35 and 40 4; 8.8% between 40 5 and fifty 4; 21.3% between fifty 5 and sixty 4; 31.4% between sixty 5 and seventy 4; 28.one million% between 75 and 80 4; and eight.7% 80 5+ years of age." Your possibility of lung maximum cancers at your age is in basic terms about non-existant. "customary lung carcinoma in formative years and young little ones is fairly uncommon and contains purely 0.2% of all formative years malignancies, with an prevalence of roughly one case according to 2 million under 19 years previous ............ maximum situations encountered in little ones and youthful adults are secondary and linked with continual suppurative lung procedures (e.g. cystic fibrosis), congenital heart ailment and biliary atresia."
Posts: 126
Joined: Wed May 22, 2013 11:52 am

Lung Cancer Diagnosis To Death In 2 Weeks?

Postby Shilo » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:44 am

No they didn?t purposely kill him. How do you know it was lung cancer that killed him and not his heart, which would be the most likely cause? Sometimes it happens this fast, especially in a patient with multiple medical problems.
Posts: 50
Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:50 pm

Lung Cancer Diagnosis To Death In 2 Weeks?

Postby Kieron » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:00 am

No the hospice did not kill him on purpose. That is a ludicrous and dangerous accusation. Hospices do wonderful work, they are NOT in the business of killing people. He had lung cancer and likely other complications. FYI You cannot tell by looking at his chest that he had one lung, I've seen someone die of lung cancer, you can't tell.

It is normal for end stage cancer victims to die. You don't know how long he had cancer, you just know when it was detected. You also say he had pneumonia, heart problems, collapsed lungs, cancer and chemo. He was not going to live long.

Cancer can be quick. He had serious problems and his body was too weak.
Posts: 57
Joined: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:18 am

Return to Lung Cancer


  • Related topics
    Last post