Every type of cancer is different and the reason why certain people live where others die from cancer are varied.
Here are some reasons why people eventually die from cancer:
1. They die because the cancer/tumour or fast growing cells have destroyed a vital organ in the body or blocked a vital organ from functioning – examples include lung cancer, which stops a person from being able to difuse oxygen into the blood through the lungs, liver cancer, which causes so many toxins to build up in the blood that a person dies, brain cancer, which causes the brain to cease to function.
2. The pain associated with the cancer becomes to great that ever increasing doses of analgesia eventually cause the person to stop breathing. People are not at risk of increasing their chance of dying by taking strong analgesia when they have cancer, but are more likely to have a better quality of life up until the end of it.
3. They die because they accept that they are going to die.