What will happen to my mom? No longer treatable

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What will happen to my mom? No longer treatable

by Jaanu11 on Mon May 28, 2018 05:12 PM

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I am a daughter and after major heart arrythmia complications and two pacemakers...my mother fought for her health and recovered at 79 only to be diagnosed with this last year. She had a huge tumor invading her rectum, urethra, and lymph nodes of groin. Radiation shrunk it along with chemo but it recurred soon after and a second radiation course was needed. It is not operable as she will not tolerate the surgery and likely won't heal. We have opted to stop now a year and a half later. She is on morphine. I can see the tumor growing and I cry because I don't feel I can help her and we don't have a clear picture of what to expect from here.If anyone has some insight into what happens when the cancer is no longer treated and what causes the death from it (do they just fall asleep and not awaken? Do they get an infection? Does it progress in weeks or months?) I would appreciate it....trying to prepare my father and myself for what is to come. I know I cannot keep my mom forever and I just want to keep her comfortable and pass peacefully when the time comes if that is possible
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