Should I treat a patient who doesn't know she has cancer?  

My patient’s family has asked that I don’t tell her that she has metastatic cancer because it will devastate her. I am planning on palliating a painful hip metastasis. I told her that I am treating her pain with radiation, without mentioning her diagonsis, but I’m not sure if it was the right thing to do. 



Answer from: Radiation Oncologist at Community Practice
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