Lv 7
Sarah asked in HealthMental Health · 4 years ago

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?

9 Answers

  • Jamie
    Lv 5
    4 years ago
    Favourite 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.

  • LAN
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    This is an extremely stupid question. Why would the cause of death make a difference?

  • 4 years ago

    1. Yes, he had cancer;but died in an accident.

  • 4 years ago

    i dont see why not

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  • 4 years ago

    No one honours cancer patients, dead or alive.

  • april
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    umm no

  • 4 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.

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  • 4 years ago

    No, the direct cause of death would be the accident, cancer wouldn't affect this.

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