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Hard to say

When doctors talk, patients don't always hear

By Elizabeth Cooney
September 20, 2010

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The doctor says: You have cancer, but we’re not sure whether it’s the kind that will spread. So you’ll have to weigh the risks and benefits of treating it versus waiting to see whether it gets worse. (Full article: 1169 words)

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