# 006 Delivering Bad News-Part 1, 2nd ed


Medical College of Wisconsin (EPERC)


Case Scenario:  You are caring for a previously healthy 52 year old man with a new problem of abdominal pain. After conservative treatments fail, a diagnostic abdominal CT scan is done showing a focal mass with ulceration in the body of the stomach and numerous (more than 10) densities in the liver compatible with liver metastases. The radiologist feels that the findings are absolutely typical of metastatic stomach cancer. How do you prepare to discuss these test results with the patient?


July 2005

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Bruce Ambuel, PhD and David E. Weissman, MD

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