It is challenging to break the news that someone has cancer. The three key players in this process are the patient, the doctor, and the patient’s family. This article discusses the critical aspects that the family, as well as the doctor, should consider during the process of disclosing a diagnosis of cancer.
This article discusses how to make the best use of a second opinion in cancer care. A second opinion is defined as seeking an independent opinion on either diagnosis or treatment by an expert in the same field as the specialist who gave the initial opinion.1 While there are other sources of information for people … Read more
This article explains how to access internet resources for people dealing with cancer, and provides a list of useful resources. As mentioned in my previous post – https://drsurajmanjunath.com/guide-to-sourcing-best-cancer-treatment-information/ , a major source of information for cancer patients and their families is the internet. If used well, online resources can be very informative, useful, and up-to-date. … Read more
A diagnosis of cancer requires a positive biopsy confirmation by the pathologist. However, a negative biopsy report (where the pathologist cannot see cancer in the examined biopsy sample) must be interpreted carefully. This article explains the meaning and interpretation of a biopsy that is negative for cancer.