We have a patient here at work who is fairly new. She came in for a colonoscopy. She told us in her history that she is a breast cancer survivor and had a mastectomy. Her young daughter has an appointment today and she called me to make sure the doctor doesn't say anything to her daughter about the breast cancer. Said her daughter doesnt' know.
My spidey senses are tingling. Did she really have breast cancer? And if so, why wouldn't she want her daughter to know, its hereditary and knowing that information is critical. And how is it her daughter is 19, lives at home and doesn't know her mother had breast cancer?!
Things that make you go hmmmm