Anonymous
Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsCancer · 1 month ago

Why would someone refuse to see the doctor if they have cancer?

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  • Ann
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It depends on what type of cancer it is, and how advanced it is when people make decisions like this. If the person's cancer is of a kind that is usually incurable and the cost is unaffordable, then it's understandable that the person would choose to not undergo painful treatments that would ultimately fail anyway.

  • 1 month ago

    Depends.

    Do they actually have cancer diagnosis or just suspect they have cancer.

    If they are not yet diagnosed it is either fear or a love of drama.

    Fear of cost, death, knowledge ...

    Drama of being a victim.

    If they actually have a diagnosis and recommended treatment plan then they have made the decision that the costs of treatment are not worth the benefits.

    Costs can be financial, emotional and physical.

  • 1 month ago

    its their choice to decide how to go in which direction ,,to prolong the outcome, or accept it an live what life is left to the fullest

  • 1 month ago

    Probably because they don't want to go through treatment, and let nature take its course. We all make choices.

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  • 1 month ago

    They may feel that the treatment is pointless and that they are going to die regardless.

  • 1 month ago

    Hard to answer without knowing the person.

  • Vortex
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If their cancer is at an advanced stage with little hope of anything but prolonging suffering, it may be better to just live as you are instead of sick with chemo. It also depends on the persons age.

    • Vortex
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      The question is why would someone refuse to see a doctor if they have cancer. The question was not about why they should or should not do so. I answered the question. You are answering with reasons why they should. Why is that?

  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    well that would depends on the type and what stage it is in

  • Sparky
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Because they don't want to pursue treatment

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Some people are ready to die.

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