Q : 
Regarding the definition of suicide, if a man has a curable disease, and chooses not to receive medical treatment, has he committed suicide? For example, if the man has cancer, and can survive with the removal of his lower intestine, and chooses not to allow the surgery, or if he has a heart condition, and refuses to take any medicine. If the man has a disease and allows nature to take its course, and dies as a result, is this considered suicide?
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Fr. Francis : 

Technically, that is not considered suicide. A person has the right to refuse medical treatment.

The broader question we have to ask ourselves, is rather if that is good stewardship of the body and time God has given us, because, you know, we do need to give an account to God how well we have disposed of all that God has given us, including our body, time, talents, and wealth.