You don’t have to throw away your phone when it won’t start. This shows how to diagnose your Android phone to see if you can fix it on your own.
There isn’t any good way to b diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease, but there are ways that can make it better and worse. Would it upset you to be diagnosed by a robot?
If you are using “ping” and “traceroute” command to diagnose your network, a better way is to use MTR which provides the best of both Worlds.