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Doctors with major illnesses back state’s right-to-die movement
San Francisco Chronicle

Dan Swangard knows what death looks like. As a physician, he has seen patients die in hospitals, hooked to morphine drips and overcome with anxiety. He has watched death drag on for weeks or months as terrified relatives stand by helplessly. Then in 2013, Swangard was diagnosed with a rare form of metastatic cancer, and his thoughts about how seriously ill people die became personal.