Thanks for this!
Is Anointing of the Sick the same as the Last Sacrament?
Whether one legitimately fears probable death or one is going for a common but serious surgery reasonably expected to bring cure rather than death, one would do well to seek out Anointing of the Sick for the good of his/her own sanctification. In cases in which one is guilty of sin, one should also have his/her confession heard unto absolution and receive Eucharist. Doing so gives a person all the reason in the world to be at peace. In the end, rather than inappropriately treating these sacraments of healing as quasi last-ditch placebo-type holistic palliative interventions,  viewing them superstitiously, or not thinking of them at all, one should begin with them and continue to practice them and other prayer forms insofar as one is capable throughout ones course of treatment even, and perhaps most especially, when cure is probably impossible.
Health Care Council Letter to Priests, "A Priest at the Bedside of a Sick Person Represents Christ"
Conn. hostage taker demands priest for last rites
Report: Last rites given to Fawcett
Radio Replies First Volume - Extreme Unction
The Catechism of St. Thomas Aquinas, EXTREME UNCTION, HOLY ORDERS, MATRIMONY, Summary of Sacraments
Farrah Fawcett 'given last rites'
Beginning Catholic: The Anointing of the Sick: Comfort and Healing [Ecumenical]
On Fr. Neuhaus (Received Last Rites)
Despite his own injuries, priest gave last rites to crash victims
A Brief Catechism for Adults - Lesson 27: The Sacrament of Extreme Unction