Death or Dying

I wonder what is worse – death or dying. I suspect most people are worried about the process of dying, with regard to pain or┬ábreathlessness; but there would be a fair number of people who are also worried about what would happen after they die. What would happen to them, their families, their friends, their assets, etc.

Difficult question. Personal. As always.

What does the doctor feel?

I realize that most patients and their relatives are petrified by the first appointment with their cancer doctor. A fair number of times, they have not been clearly told about the diagnosis. Getting an appointment to meet a doctor at a Cancer Centre is so daunting. Most people stop hearing anything, once they hear the Cancer word.

Ever wonder what the doctor must be feeling at the start of this terrible conversation?