My close friend's husband is in the end stages of pancreatic cancer. I feel so helpless to help her through this. I know it will get even worse before the end. They have been together about 4 years and married in a rush last month after he was diagnosed. My father died from this horrible illness, in 1991, many years ago, but this has brought back a lot of memories of that terrible time, suffering, horror, the relief when he finally let go and passed away. In the UK there is currently a debate about assisted suicide in such cases. There are strong arguments on both sides. Humanity and empathy seems to be sometimes forgotten by those who set themselves up on a high moral ground. is there any right way or correct answer?