6 doctors weighed in:
How do you tell someone that you are close to, that someone they are close may be dying of cancer real soon?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Carefully
First, be sure to have the facts about what is going on.
( what the doctor said about disease, what the treatment options, and why it is not felt that your loved one is not going to make it)then ask them what they know about the situation. Often loved ones will know more then you think, but you can then use the facts to try to fill their gaps. Let them express emotions and be there for them.

In brief: Carefully
First, be sure to have the facts about what is going on.
( what the doctor said about disease, what the treatment options, and why it is not felt that your loved one is not going to make it)then ask them what they know about the situation. Often loved ones will know more then you think, but you can then use the facts to try to fill their gaps. Let them express emotions and be there for them.
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Thank
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Respect patient
Respect the patient's wishes.
If the patient allows it, tell that person exactly what is going on. Some people want to keep these matters private.

In brief: Respect patient
Respect the patient's wishes.
If the patient allows it, tell that person exactly what is going on. Some people want to keep these matters private.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Thank
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