Topic: Strange Question
I have read in several alternative medicine books that tumors do not kill people. As long as the tumor does not grow, met. or block the flow of essential fluids, people can live forever with a tumor. As I've said before, my Mom has a 10cm tumor that is not blocking anything at this time. It is wrapped around the portal vein, but not blocking it or causing any symptoms. I guess my question is, what actually causes death in a cancer patient. I know no one is the same, but I don't understand why the Drs. are so grim about mom if the tumor is not actually causing problems that would kill her. I know this is a morbid topic, but I just want the honest truth about her condition. We've heard everything from 3-6 months to years. Do the cancer treatments themselves cause death? Is it liver failure? I just don't understand and I want to. How can someone feel healthy and have no symptoms only to be gone weeks later. It just does not make sense to me.