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Dad had tumor removed from colon December 2011.  Mets to lung and adrenal at that time.  He has had no treatment with good quality of life since then.  However now is having pain and is taking decadron.  Pain is better, appetite has increased.  However his abdomen seems swollen as does his face.  We thought he had gained weight but turns out though he looks swollen he has lost 7 pounds in as many weeks.  Says he is very tired and seems weaker by the day.  Are these changes likely caused by the decadron or is the disease progressing this rapidly?  Thank you.

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The most probable cause is his cancer though cortison may contribute.


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I`m a doctor of medicine and specialist in radiation therapy and medical oncology. I have a long time experience of these tumours.

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I'm a Doctor of Medicine and specialist in Medical Oncology and Radiation Therapy, educated and trained in Sweden. Now retired. Background in Radiation Therapy, Medical Oncology, Radiation Protection, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Gynecological Oncology, Clinical Pathology, Clinical Cytology,Hematology and Internal Medicine. M.D. from the faculty of medicine, Royal Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Have also been an exchange student at the Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem Israel. Former medical consultant, Swedish National Board of Radiation Protection. Former Police Surgeon and Medical Examiner, Stockholm Police Department. Former Chief Medical Officer, The Royal Guards, The Royal Horse Guards and the Royal Household Brigade, Royal Swedish Army Medical Corps. You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128 . I have no restrictions on the number of questions there. I also answer questions about Oncology (General Cancer), General History, Military History, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer.

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