A north Wales man says he will travel to an assisted dying clinic in Switzerland rather than allow his family to see him lose his fight with cancer.
Simon Birch, from Abergele, was diagnosed two years ago while being treated for another condition. He says that he hasn't been told his cancer is terminal, but it has spread and his life expectancy is low.
His experience of watching the disease kill his father has led him to make the decision that he doesn't want to die in the same way.
Simon is one of an increasing number of people choosing to travel to Switzerland to end their lives.
According to a report published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, the numbers of people going to the Dignitas clinic has doubled over the past four years. Almost half of those cases come from the UK and Germany. There are six right-to-die organisations in Switzerland, four of which allow nationals from other countries to use their services.
Simon says he feels lucky to still be alive two years after his diagnosis and tries to stay positive. He decided to join Dignitas as he doesn't want his family to see him die the way his father did.