Year: 1994 Source: Australian Family Physician, v.23, no.6, (June 1994), p.1072-1073, 1075 SIEC No: 19940955

Diagnosing a patient with cancer is often distressing and can create a dilemma for the doctor if the patient’s reaction is likely to be unpredictable or the patient threatens suicide. In this article, the author looks at these problems through the examination of the case of a 46-year-old male diagnosed with cancer.