In a February 3, 2000 article entitled, “Symptoms and Suffering at the End of Life in Children with Cancer”, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, it was uncovered that cancer is the second leading cause of death in children, only after accidents. Parents of children who had died of cancer between 1990 and 1997 at Children’s Hospital in Boston and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute were interviewed and the results were as follows. Almost eighty percent died of progressive disease, and the rest died of treatment-related complications. Forty-nine percent died in the hospital and approximately one-half of the deaths occurred in the intensive care unit. Eighty-nine percent of the children suffered a great deal. And in conclusion it is noted that, “children who die of cancer receive aggressive treatment at the end of life. Many have substantial suffering in the last months of life, and attempts to control their symptoms are often unsuccessful” (Wolfe 326-333).