My father is 93 and started gagging on his food in the last few weeks. He had previous problems with acid reflux, hiatal hernia, but was tolerating food very well prior to this time. He also has congestive heart failure but has been doing well. He developed a UTI and the gagging started around the same time as the UTI. He's recovered from the UTI but the gagging continues. I just have a bad feeling about this. If the problem turns out to be cancer I don't see any value in telling him. He has shared with me that he is very afraid of dying. Has anyone else faced this dilemma and how did you handle it?