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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 212-215

A wrong diagnosis

Department of Plastic Surgery, Chinmaya Mission Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Neha Chauhan
Department of Plastic Surgery, Chinmaya Mission Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/ijc.IJC_418_19

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Cancer therapy is undergoing rapid advancements and many of the conditions that were incurable earlier can now easily be treated. Making a “correct diagnosis” is the first step in the ladder towards treating the disease. However, once diagnosed, “breaking bad news” to the patient and his family that he/she has cancer is still a big challenge as it is a life-changing event not only for the patient but their families as well. The following article narrates an incident dealing with the significance of diagnosing the condition accurately and that of “breaking bad news”. It gives an insight into the emotional ordeal that clinicians dealing with terminal-illnesses like cancer go through on a daily basis while trying to diagnose it and communicating it to the patient and his family.


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