Cancer Diagnosis: Who has the Right to Know?

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Saudi Arabia is expected to face an increase in cancer incidence estimated at nearly 350% by the year 2025, presenting a major health burden to the country.This health burden means that many challenges and aspects have to be faced. One of these factors is the critical, but sensitive issue of informing patients that they have been diagnosed with cancer. This is because the subject of cancer in our society is surrounded by myths and misconceptions, meaning that telling a patient they have cancer translates to them and their families as a death sentence.




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