Because they see it as their job, as what they do if you like, Oncologists are not programmed to quit, to throw in the towel, to face reality. Cancer doctors always want to keep going, keep pushing, a little bit more chemo here, a little bit more radiation there. In many ways this might be admirable. In other ways however it can be intrusive, painful and futile. If you are the patient, or a loved one of the cancer sufferer then be vigilant.
Why do Oncologists keep pushing their treatments in the face of hopelessness?