He then describes the rapid escalation in the numbers of assisted suicides, to the point that 'Euthanasia is on the way to become a "default" mode of dying
for cancer patients.' He laments that the Dutch Right to Die Society (NVVE) has founded a network of travelling euthanising doctors who have no established relationship with the patients, very limited background information on them, and offer only two options: administer life-ending drugs or send the patient away.
The most common reasons for requests for euthanasia were loss of dignity in 57%, pain in 46%, distressing mode of dying
in 46% and being dependent on others in 33%.