A study has presented its list of notable indication that tell a cancer patient is on its nearest final period of time, U.S. researchers believe that there is a way of giving these patients the best suitable care that can ever be done. Science may have taken long decisive steps in the detection, prevention and treatment of cancer , yet the disorder still remain the most feared and the most fatal in the world that claimed lives of millions of men , women and children .
These cancer patients should still receive and be given that proper care that is needed at any stage of their lives especially in their few remaining days. These involve determining a recognizable warning that will tell that a cancer patient is reaching the final moment within 3 days .
Medical records of 355 patients who were ill with cancer were analyzed and studied by a team of researchers from the University of Texas . These cancer patients were confined to a care management units of two institutes in Brazil and the United States where they are given treatments to soothe the pain that they suffer from their illness. The result of the study confirms that more than half of the patients died.
These had given the team a chance to gather their observation upon identifying more than 50 distinctive indications for every 12 hours since the time of the patients moment of entering its final hour. Eight of these indications are to be most noted since they may direct the patient’s death in no more than three days.
Researchers stated that most cancer patients who are nearly dying show a particular decline on responding towards a conversation when they are talked to or shown things like photos. Their pupils will appear to be non-responsive and can not make an eye contact . A person attending the patient may also hear gurgling sounds which seem to come from the throat which is called the death rattle.
This will occur when fluids like saliva and secretions by the bronchial tubes accumulate on the chest and throat . By knowing these indications , the patient may be given the best attainable care so that they will experience comfort and relief as they face death. The team are assuring that the signs are true in dying patients in Hospices, homes and hospitals.