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Question How to say Cancer diagnosis to the SP

If we suspect that pt has for example Esophageal Cancer, what is the most diplomatic way to say him so??
Is it inappropriate to say the word "cancer" to pt, if we suspect that this is the Dx??
Any inputs please??
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well sir thank you for letting me examine you and after the history and physical examination, i have certain diagnostic possibilities in mind. it could be a simple infection of the food pipe (candidiasis) or something wrong with the ability of the food pipe to push food downwards (motility disorder). i dont mean to scare you but a distant possibility could also be a growth in the food pipe which is obstructing the passage of food and i would like to investigate it further bu getting an advanced test known an endoscopy done...in which we put in a pipe with a camera attached to it and we see the detailed anatomy of your food pipe.
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Thank you very much for your response!
Very nice explanation
Wish u GL!
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well sir thank you for letting me examine you and after the history and physical examination, i have certain diagnostic possibilities in mind. it could be a simple infection of the food pipe (candidiasis) or something wrong with the ability of the food pipe to push food downwards (motility disorder). i dont mean to scare you but a distant possibility could also be a growth in the food pipe which is obstructing the passage of food and i would like to investigate it further bu getting an advanced test known an endoscopy done...in which we put in a pipe with a camera attached to it and we see the detailed anatomy of your food pipe.
you have explained it very well...
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could not have explained it better
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