Anonymous survey respondent

Patient had an incurable brain tumor with maybe 3 months to live, but the oncologist told him he should do chemo and radiation because a cure could be around the corner. The patient and his family asked me for my input on continuing treatment or switching to hospice, so I honestly told him my personal view. They thanked me profusely for my kindness, but mostly my honesty. They said too many physicians had sugar coated and given them vague responses to their questions.