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It’s good to talk, actually talk

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 24 January 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j234
  1. Brendan McCann, specialist registrar in clinical oncology
  1. Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow, UK
  1. Brendan.mccann{at}

It’s never good to start your day on the wrong end of a doctor’s finger, especially when your GP then informs you that you have an enlarged prostate gland. As a 30 year old oncologist with obstructive urinary symptoms, I had relegated prostatic hypertrophy far down my list of differential diagnoses.

A quick referral to urology, and a barrage of …

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