How to tell a doctor they're wrong

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Maybe it is just me , but approaching doctors and telling them they've missed something is difficult.

Can you give me any advice


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    Hi Courtnay26

    It is very difficult but sometimes you have to say it. I was told I should do radiotherapy but said it was not necessary 2015. I was warned that if I do not do it I will die sooner than later but 2018 I am going stronger each day. They are human beings and I feel they should accept it when they are wrong.

    Hope that helps

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    I think some doctors rely on the fact that patients don't want to anger them, fearing that the medical treatment they receive afterwards will be even worse.  This is your life you are talking about and you have every right to ask questions, or to ask for a second or even a third opinion.  In fact, the doctor should offer to send you to another doctor for one if you're still concerned.  

    How are they to know that they've done all they could unless they get input from another physician?  Sone doctors develop "favorite" forms of tests, as well as drugs, and they prefer to stick to these methods, no matter what.   

    It's my personal belief that many a patient has lost their life because they were reluctant to question.  If your doctor is dismissive of you or rude, or wants to be your friend, so won't tell you the facts or hard truths, you definitely need to get a second opinion. xx

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      thanks Lynda

      your absolutely right.

      I guess it is just difficult trying to get the doctors to believe

      you have a rare tumor when they don't know how

      to find these rare diseases.


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