Question by  Bethany (28)

Is it common to sleep more during the last stage of brain cancer?

My mother suffers with brain cancer, and she's been sleeping much more frequently. I need to know if this means she's in the last stages.


Answer by  atman (308)

It is common for pateints with terminal brain cancer to sleep more. The person becomes more tired and their body slowly shuts down. She may seem to just be "fading" away. She may also need more pain medication which may make her tired as her disease progresses. Some forms of brain cancer can progress rather quickly.


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

Increased sleeping and lack of energy generally increase as cancer progresses, as the body has exhausted its energy supplies and the patients perhaps come to terms with their condition. One can't say, however, that your mother is definitively in the end stage. There is too much variety between patients.


Answer by  tikafire (12)

People that are in the last stages of Brain Cancer tend to sleep more. This means they are nearing the End Stage of their cancer and will soon pass away.


Answer by  G12345 (1808)

It depends on the type of cancer and where it has invaded. But sleeping more as cancer progresses is not uncommon.


Answer by  sara99 (851)

It is common to sleep a great deal more towards the end of life. The body is using all of the energy possible to combat a disease. Sleep is helpful.

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