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    Thursday, October 08, 2009
    Sentence You Don't Want to Read

    When the radiologist who did the biopsy forwards you the path report you don't want his email to read simply "Hi, she needs an oncologist."

    The sentence you don't want to say to the patient: "The biopsy did show cancer."

    It's especially hard to get those words out when you hear a happy infant burbling in the background.




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