If a cancer patient dies from something unrelated, are they still honored as one who died of cancer?
I just randomly though of this. Let's say the cancer tumors are shrinking and they seem like they will survive cancer, they are discharged from the hospital and they drive home, but they die in an accident, could they be honored as someone who died of cancer?
- JamieLv 54 years agoFavourite answer
The husband of a friend was being treated with chemo, he developed an infection while in the hospital from a needle puncture. He ended up dying from this infection, it was considered a "cancer related" death. In a case such as yours, no, the death would be as the result of the accident, not the illness.
- LANLv 74 years ago
This is an extremely stupid question. Why would the cause of death make a difference?
- Dr.DhananjayaLv 64 years ago
1. Yes, he had cancer;but died in an accident.
- Pearl LLv 74 years ago
i dont see why not
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- thinkingtimeLv 74 years ago
No one honours cancer patients, dead or alive.
- aprilLv 74 years ago
- TarkarriLv 74 years ago
This is one reason hospitals don't allow people to drive themselves home after discharge.
People die from many things.
How they die does not make people "honour' them. How you live does.
When someone you care about dies of cancer or survives cancer, it will often make you passionate about that disease.
If someone dies in a road accident it can make you passionate about road safety.
If they have a heart attack, about heart disease, etc.
Family in the situation you describe could support both road safety and cancer or may start a cause for better hospital discharge proceedures.
- 4 years ago
- 4 years ago
No, the direct cause of death would be the accident, cancer wouldn't affect this.