Pallative care

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Starwars
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by Starwars on Wed May 20, 2020 11:21 am

Pallative care

I would like to know if someone is on pallative care how should there last few months should be like. My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2011 and was given medication to help. Unfortunately the medication stopped working and was advised to have radiotherapy. The radiotherapy went well but a month later my father became very ill and had anaemia where he had many blood tranfusions and other complications. The PSA was controlled but my dad became more frail so treatment was not given one time. In November 2019 the oncology department requested a blood test and two days later my dad went into hospital for two months. Whilst he was in hospital he was coherent and able to talk to family members. Unfotunately my father had to go into a care home and since he went in he changed and deterioated very quickly and became very weak and was unable to talk to us much.

I would like to know if there could have been anything to improve my father's health as we cannot understand why he was such a different person from being in hospital to being in a carehome

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by talkhealth on Fri May 22, 2020 11:36 am

Re: Pallative care

Hi Starwars,

Thank you for posting on the forum and very sorry to hear about your father. Sadly, we are unable to give out specific advice regarding your question, but you may want to try one of our partner charities who will be able to help you. They have a wealth of information and support to draw on. Please find link here:

http://www.talkhealthpartnership.com/Ch ... cer_uk.php

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Starwars
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by Starwars on Sun May 31, 2020 11:09 pm

Re: Pallative care

Hello you have given me a link but not sure who I am supposed to ask about my query please

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by talkhealth on Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:26 pm

Re: Pallative care

Hi Starwars,

Please find an updated link here for our charity supporter Prostate Cancer UK for their general website:

https://www.talkhealthpartnership.com/c ... -cancer-uk

You can also request one to one support here from them:

https://prostatecanceruk.org/get-suppor ... ne-support

and the phone number for specialist nurses to chat to is: 0800 074 8383

We hope you find this helpful.

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