A patient can request that estimate be withheld, but I think most find the data useful. "How long do I have, Doc?" If it's 2 months, I'm going to make sure all my affairs like Wills, Trusts, Documents, Passwords, etc. are in order. If there's time to do bucket list stuff after that, then okay. If the time is 4 years, I'm going to do at least some of the bucket list things now.