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Dying from cancer is the best way to go.

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You can say goodbye, reflect on your life, leave last messages, perhaps visit special places for a last time, listen to favourite pieces of music. Happy New Year. http://www.independent.co.uk/life… Read More
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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
You can say goodbye, reflect on your life, leave last messages, perhaps visit special places for a last time, listen to favourite pieces of music. Happy New Year.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/cancer-is-best-death-so-dont-try-to-cure-it-says-doctor-9952361.html
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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Grim
banned 2 Likes #2
No it certainly isn't.
1 Like #3
You clearly haven't experienced the disgusting nightmare of seeing a loved one die from anything slowly let alone the horrific way cancer does it.
#4
wild84
You clearly haven't experienced the disgusting nightmare of seeing a loved one die from anything slowly let alone the horrific way cancer does it.
Exactly. The cases where someone is diagnosed and have time to do the things mentioned in the op AND then go peacefully/painlessly are beyond rare.
#5
wild84
You clearly haven't experienced the disgusting nightmare of seeing a loved one die from anything slowly let alone the horrific way cancer does it.

It is the words of Richard Smith, a former editor of the BMJ.

I was giving it some thought, being here one day, gone the next is tragic, a slow exit via, say, dementia is just terribly cruel.
banned 14 Likes #6
I read the article the other day Airfix, I'm not judging you here but IMO whoever thinks that is horrendously wrong.

Peacefully of old age is the best way to go, providing you're not in pain or suffering some sort of terrible disease. You've had your time, done your bit, had the chance to see and raise your grandchildren and you have time to say goodbye too.

How someone can say getting cancer is better than that is clearly not right in the head.
1 Like #7
airfix
a slow exit via, say, dementia is just terribly cruel.

My nan has this. She isn't suffering because she knows nothing about it. It's my reasonably healthy but frail 90 year old grandfather who is suffering because he has to do so much for her now.
#8
I've lost many loved ones to Cancer; I can't say I'd want to go the way they did.
Just horrible watching them deteriorate at such a young age.
#9
KillFelix
I read the article the other day Airfix, I'm not judging you here but IMO whoever thinks that is horrendously wrong.

Peacefully of old age is the best way to go, providing you're not in pain or suffering some sort of terrible disease. You've had your time, done your bit, had the chance to see and raise your grandchildren and you have time to say goodbye too.

How someone can say getting cancer is better than that is clearly not right in the head.

I think he was aiming his comments at dying younger than old-age, if the choice was there to die suddenly(drop dead) or have some time to tie things up and say good bye, maybe make up with people you have fallen out with.
#10
I have experienced love ones die suddenly and die a long and miserable death. In my opinion there is no good way to die :(
2 Likes #11
I have seen family pass away from cancer and it is truely horrible you watch them go from being themselves to a shadow of them selves it is not nice to watch and i certainly wouldnt want to die from it myself.
Best way to go is peacefully in your sleep with no added pain.
#12
And then spend your last few weeks in a hospital bed screaming for painkillers and being told to shut up by the nurses because you're disturbing the other patients, then your husband can get so sick of the whole affair he takes you out of hospital to die at home buying drugs from the local dealer to help manage your pain.

nope not how I'd want to go.
banned 1 Like #13
yet another heart attack will do me, fairly painless and if i happen to have my laptop in front of me i can give a few people on here a piece of my mind without worrying about getting banned :)
banned 2 Likes #14
airfix
KillFelix
I read the article the other day Airfix, I'm not judging you here but IMO whoever thinks that is horrendously wrong.

Peacefully of old age is the best way to go, providing you're not in pain or suffering some sort of terrible disease. You've had your time, done your bit, had the chance to see and raise your grandchildren and you have time to say goodbye too.

How someone can say getting cancer is better than that is clearly not right in the head.

I think he was aiming his comments at dying younger than old-age, if the choice was there to die suddenly(drop dead) or have some time to tie things up and say good bye, maybe make up with people you have fallen out with.

My dad was 69 when he died of cancer last year, and trust me it's still not a good way to go.

The whole experience was an emotional roller coaster. Wait for test results, wait for more test results, wait for more test results, go to hospital, get results and he might be ok, blood transfusion, he's getting better, he's coming out tomorrow, he's got worse, another blood transfusion, we can prolong his life, all of a sudden he's getting worse again, he's not coming out of hospital and then the inevitable.

Half the time he was getting better, the other half he was getting worse. We didn't know what to think for weeks and it just drained me. We were told months, then weeks. It actually turned out to be days.

In the end he died in hospital 48 hours after we were told he was well enough to come home. He was in pain, were all in pain. It was horrible. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
#15
About a year ago I thought I was about to drop dead, seriously, I was on the edge (I thought) of going, even had an ambulance ride with lights. It was terrifying for me to think it would be sudden, without seeing the people I wanted to first. Let me say it was very very frightening.
#16
I dont think he has made this up to attention seek tbh.
Ive just seen it on aol news.
Absolutely vile if you ask me but either way for any of you that wants to read it heres the link.
Im fuming docs say we shouldnt waste money to treat it :(
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/01/01/cancer-best-way-to-die_n_6403344.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk%7Cdl1%7Csec3_lnk5%26pLid%3D319060
#17
airfix
About a year ago I thought I was about to drop dead, seriously, I was on the edge (I thought) of going, even had an ambulance ride with lights. It was terrifying for me to think it would be sudden, without seeing the people I wanted to first. Let me say it was very very frightening.

What was it?
[mod]#18
Added link to OP to avoid confusion. This is a news story that has been heavily featured since yesterday.
#19
Thanks for cleaning up the thread, no need for swearing etc, the story is in todays papers, they are the words of Richard Smith, go and comment on his blog if you feel offended by his words.
#20
I thought he was very wrong to say what he did the other day on TV .

"................"So death from cancer is the best... You can say goodbye, reflect on your life, leave last messages, perhaps visit special places for a last time, listen to favourite pieces of music, read loved poems, and prepare, according to your beliefs, to meet your maker or enjoy eternal oblivion.

"This is, I recognise, a romantic view of dying, but it is achievable with love, morphine, and whisky.""

romantic ..................yeah definitely . I saw my uncle Alf die of cancer 3 years ago . It was a very slow and destroying death . He went from a healthy ,6 foot man to skin and bone on his death bed at home in only a matter of months . A very distressing thing to see for all .
I really dont know what would be the best way to go , not old age or dementia ,bet never a slow and lingering death like 'C'.
1 Like #21
airfix
Thanks for cleaning up the thread, no need for swearing etc, the story is in todays papers, they are the words of Richard Smith, go and comment on his blog if you feel offended by his words.

I think it was you posted it as if it was your words to get a reaction, don't complain when you do.
If you wanted to discuss a newspaper article or similar you should have made it clear
banned 8 Likes #22
maybe introducing the option of euthanasia for people with terminal cancer is the way forward
1 Like #23
Yes, I can think of no better way to go than spending my last few months or weeks in constant pain, not being able to do anything for myself, and being drugged up 24/7. Sure beats a heart attack where it would be over straight away and I would miss out on the aforementioned pleasures. Seriously what planet is that guy on?!?!?
#24
Airfix you really need to feel shame over the addition of the happy new year message in your OP. for some of us cancer has made it anything but.
2 Likes #25
To spend 3 days over a bank holiday attempting to get morphine for someone in agony in the final weeks of stomach cancer is not nice for anyone. If you allowed an animal to suffer like it you would be in court in a flash.
People should be able to take enough painkillers to stop the suffering, if it kills them then so be it. I agree with euthanasia but I'm sure it would be abused, just as abortion is by some.
1 Like #26
IMO that doctor is extraordinarily ignorant for medical professional, almost strikes me as a sociopath. I get the argument about having time to sort out your affairs but I really think he has a naive view about the NHS being some Utopian healthcare system, the reality is there is way too much unnecessary suffering already.

The least awful death I can think of would be euthanasia, choosing your own time, having your loved ones around you, slipping away painlessly.

As for giving up researching a cure because it's expensive, I think that attitude belongs in the dark ages, there was 30 year old woman on radio 2 earlier with terminal cancer, she had 2 very young kids and a husband, those kids wont know their mother... there must be thousands of people going through similarly awful situations. If preventing things like that isn't worth it then we may as well all devolve back to our caves and our loincloths.
banned#27
mosskeeto
airfix
Thanks for cleaning up the thread, no need for swearing etc, the story is in todays papers, they are the words of Richard Smith, go and comment on his blog if you feel offended by his words.

I think it was you posted it as if it was your words to get a reaction, don't complain when you do.
If you wanted to discuss a newspaper article or similar you should have made it clear
This.
Deliberately baiting people by using a sensitive/controversial subject matter.
Disgusting behaviour.
1 Like #28
Having watched my cousin die from cancer when she was in her forties and had previously gone through divorcing a violent man to going onwards and upwards to meet a lovely guy, get a great job and start to travel the world. Her new and happy life was cut short as she died from cancer.

She really tried to beat it and was mentally a very strong woman who never gave in to self pity and always kept up her appearance even when the cancer was destroying her body.

She made a list of what she wanted at her funeral and how she wanted her possessions divided up. She even gifted items to a pregnant relative's unborn child stating she knew she'd never see the baby.

I would not wish her last months on anyone.
#29
Error440
And then spend your last few weeks in a hospital bed screaming for painkillers and being told to shut up by the nurses because you're disturbing the other patients,

And this happens regularly?
1 Like #30
i'd like to go suddenly. i like surprises. X)
#31
Having personally had cancer (At age 29) and spent some time on a oncology ward post surgery and during my radiotherapy treatment, i don't think anyone i meet would view cancer as a "Good way to go", let alone myself. It's very drawn out, lots of scans, blood tests, ups and downs. Quite a considerable amount of stress.

Not entirely sure why the Doctor views Dementia as a particularly bad way to go, having grown up around people with Dementia (Family owned an EMI care home) they tend to be blissfully unaware of it. At times they'll get quite frustrated by it (Sometimes it can be serve) but with proper management people can be quite happy going through the later stages, but it's more "I'd hate go out like that" than "Geez that's going to be agony".

I hope to go out like my grandma did, had her in home nurse round,walked into the lounge and dropped dead of a heart attack immediately. Sod goodbyes or preparation, i'd rather not have knowledge of my impending doom.

Edited By: spritey on Jan 02, 2015 18:39
#32
Live everyday as your last, Tell the ones close to you how much you love them everyday and enjoy life. One thing is for sure we are all going to die.
#33
shauneco
One thing is for sure we are all going to die.

What a depressing reminder. Thanks shaun :(
1 Like #34
deeky
shauneco
One thing is for sure we are all going to die.

What a depressing reminder. Thanks shaun :(

Not before you're a VIP.!!!
#35
Theres only one good way to go, and thats in bed with big breasted twins who are energeticly bouncing up and down on you X)
1 Like #36
shauneco
deeky
shauneco
One thing is for sure we are all going to die.

What a depressing reminder. Thanks shaun :(

Not before you're a VIP.!!!

Now, if you were to guarantee that I wouldn't die before that I'd be made up X)
#37
deeky
Error440
And then spend your last few weeks in a hospital bed screaming for painkillers and being told to shut up by the nurses because you're disturbing the other patients,

And this happens regularly?

it happened with the relative of mine who died of it.
#38
whatsThePoint
maybe introducing the option of euthanasia for people with terminal cancer is the way forward
or people could just opt to euthanise themselves :|
2 Likes #39
Some people just shouldn't be working in healthcare,it truly astounds me how many bum holes there are that do!

I wouldn't wish cancer or any other terminal illness on anyone! I don't think anyone is ever truly ready to die. I do hear people say often that they are ready but I always wonder if it's true!

I have worked in Palliative Care for a lot of years now as I have to say I will never ever get used to witnessing people dying.
Whether that be someone who has lived a long fulfilled life or a young person who will not get a chance to travel,work,get married or experience starting a family.

No one wants to die in pain, it is a very scary thought for a lot of people.

Unfortunately not everyone gets to have a good dignified peaceful death no matter how much they plan for it. It doesn't just affect the individual but also the people around them. Good plaintive care however should be available to anyone that needs it,it makes me angry when I hear stories of people suffering!

I have worked in various areas of healthcare from maternity to care of the elderly and have to say I would now not work anywhere else. I feel very privileged being part of such an emotional time in people's lives.

Yes people with cancer can plan and say goodbye but not everyone has a long illness,some people are told they have months and they are gone in weeks.

It is an absolutely awful disease and seeing people wasting away is horrendous. Being totally selfish now which I am actually ashamed to admit! I am so glad that I have had 7 days off work!
Being around dying people at Christmas is absolutely heartbreaking,I know for a fact being around a young woman who is dying who has a small child would just be too much for me. Herself and her family are such lovely people and I just don't know why life can be so cruel. It is awful :(

It makes me appreciate absolutely everything I have and I make sure my kids know to appreciate life,respect others and love their family. You never know what's round the corner!



Edited By: takethatfan1978 on Jan 02, 2015 20:31
#40
my partner has secondary cancer and believe me its hard to see someone you love go through this,wouldnt wish this horrible disease on anyone.

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