Hi I wanted to know what you would do in a situation like this, or what are your thoughts. Thanks
My sister (age: 51) had prolonged bleeding (periods?) and contacted a gynacologist who, after various tests, suggested removal of a fibroid that had grown/developed and said that the fibroid was the issue and it's removal will resolve the problem and that there was nothing to worry about. Upon non-invasive removal of the fibroid and further histopath analysis, she said cancer cells had been detected and Cancer FIGO Grade 3 was diagnosed. This hit our family hard. Then the gynacologist contacted a close relative of ours and told the relative that the patient (i.e - my sister) has cancer and needs to address the issue. Is this allowed? Under what circumstance can a doctor inform a relative of a patient's condition?
Long story short, we sought a second opinion (and third) and eventually my sister had to undergo a further surgery with a surgical oncologist and the entire uterus and ovaries were removed and along with that there was also a pretty large tumour within the uterus area that was also removed.
With the above information, what would you do, if anything?
Thanks in advance.
Sorry your family is going through this.
To answer your question about is it ok to contact someone about your sister health.
Its my understanding that it's only allowed if there is a sign letter saying it ok to share with someone who has been named in the letter of concrete.
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