as well as death

Yes, I can tell you when and ,most probably, how you will die – if you wish to know it. But, for myself as your doctor, it is more relevant as an essential medical prognosis: meeting you at, e.g. age 60 (or even more relevant if older), I must know how long you will live*  in order to decide the main direction of my treatment. Is it   a) to attempt healing,  b) to create dormancy / latency of the disease, c) to support towards death & the dying process ?
* At that time of our consultation! Obviously, that is why you are meeting with me; if prognosis appears to be dire, fatal – can we redirect, prolong, avoid ?