I have been diagnosed with stage 4 gastric cancer, has spread to other organs and nodes. I am in the process of getting state insurance. What will a doctor likely prescribe me for the pain? Pain is allways at least a 5, often times can be 8 - 10. What are the usual narcotics prescribed and do they actually help? Treatment to cure or controll is not an option it is to advanced and I dont want to spend my last days going through kemo or radiation for the 1 % chance it will work. I just want to be comforatable for my remaining days.
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