I feel ya i really do but Neli has to look at it as a practicing doctor. If you have a patient that has a terminal cancer do you lie to them and say that "we found some cancer in it's later stages. but with treatments today, you can beat it!". Cancer is devastating both physically and emotionally. So yes, if you diagnose someone with pancreatic cancer (which is almost always fatal, survival rate is like 5% or less) you need to tell them that it's time.. We all deserve at least that much dignity.
However i understand what he's saying. Some of it is mental. For some people, when they are told they accept the inevitable and let what ever
happens happens. It's why when a doctor gives you X amount of time to croak, that's usually how long you last. Only those that are fighters, in
spirit or mental state if you want to give it a label, last longer. It's why some do beat cancer. It's why others are able to defy the odds, it's
why you can defy the odds.
Only in some cases with the doc give you a definitive number. Of all people i am positive that it weights on their minds just as much as the patient.
It always sucks to tell folks that but as the man/woman your entrusting your life and well being to, they have to let you know. It's that
Hippocratic oath...shouldn't congress have something like that?