What are some incurable diseases?
I'm writing a short novel and plan to have one of the main characters die from some sort of disease.
I need to know some incurable diseases with almost certain death. Or just anything that someone can die from.
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Acquired Immune Defficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS,Lou Gehrig’s disease)
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Batten Disease (Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis)
Bi-polar Disorder (Manic-depression)
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE, “Mad Cow” disease)
Chicken pox aka Herpes Zoster aka varicella-zoster aka Shingles
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Dysmyelogenic leukodystrophy (DMD a.k.a. Alexander disease)
Fatal Familial Insomnia
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva
Galactosialidosis (Goldberg Syndrome)
Hairy cell leukemia
Hopeless Aatrocytoma (Brain Cancer)
Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis
Mucolipidosis II (I-Cell Disease)
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Niemann-Pick, Types A and B
Sialidosis (Mucolipidosis I)
Small lymphocytic lymphoma
Takayasu’s Arteritis (Pulseless Disease)
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- 8 years ago
Well, pretty much anything that starts with an H is incurable. HIV, hepatitis, herpes. But not all deadly. Fatal diseases? Modern medicine has provided for patients to often live much longer lives with diseases even as extreme as AIDS. I would probably go with pancreatic cancer. It is dramatic, and unlike other cancers, you just don't beat it.
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- MargaretLv 44 years ago
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- Wesley BLv 78 years ago
Do you want them just to die from it or to have a prolonged period (months) of knowing that they are going to die? If the former, just about anything will do. Hell, something like 38,000 people EVERY YEAR in the US die from the flu. Just about any disease, under the right conditions, can kill you. If yo want something prolonged and drawn out, cancer is the cliche standby, but totally valid. I wouldn't go with AIDS anymore because it isn't all that fatal anymore. It is, but not like it used to be. In the 80s if you were diagnosed you had an expected lifespan of around 2-3 years. Now...well, here is a quote from one article on modern HIV/AIDS treatment:
"For people who have access to new medications for HIV, called "anitretroviral therapy" or "highly active antiretroviral therapy" (HAART), at age 20, life expectancy has now increased to about 30 to 40 added years if they take the HAART medication correctly. "
Yeah, so get HIV at 20, instead of dying at 24 like you did in 1982, you now die at 50 or 60 with proper treatment. That's not to say it isn't still fatal and can't still morph and kill you quickly under the right conditions, just that it isn't the big bad scary fatal disease it used to be.
- Anonymous8 years ago
There are endless possibilities. If you want to make them symbolic, you could use leprosy for a character that's shunned, or cancer for a character that is decaying morally or with decaying relationships. Leprosy, cancer, cystic fibrosis (not always fatal, but it can be), and heart disease are good places to start.
- 8 years ago
HIV, AIDS, Hemophilia, Prostate Cancer is almost uncureable, Hodgkins Disease