What is end stage cancer?
Cancer that cannot be cured and leads to death. Also called terminal cancer.
Can cancer patients die suddenly?
Uncontrolled bleeding, cardiac arrest or respiratory failure due to a large blood clot happen – but contrary to popular belief, sudden and catastrophic death in cancer is rare.
Whats the most painful cancer to die from?
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive cancers in existence. It kills quickly and causes multiple painful and dangerous symptoms including stomach pain, biliary obstruction, bleeding, ascites, and more.
Is radiation Oncology a dying field?
The general (radiation) oncologist is disappearing, as is the general surgeon or internist. There is no way to keep up with the literature and treatment techniques of all tumour sites.