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Should my father be told the results of the CT scan of his brain?

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In a rather bizarre twist of fate, I was shown my dad's CT scan. It was from June of 2012. The results were shocking. The doctor showing me the scan (in January of 2013) confirmed that dad suffered a severe cerebral hemorrhage. In retrospect, my mom and I were concerned about the changes we saw in my dad but it was all attributed to his Parkinson's and Dementia. I really didn't think he would make it to Christmas.
Actually, my mom didn't know until I told her. She was so surprised as she hadn't even been told that Dad was taken for a CT scan. His short term memory is poor anyway, but neither of them knowing is unsettling to me.

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Well your mom knows now, correct? When the doctor told you did you ask why your dad hadn't been told? After my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer he didn't want to know results of tests, any sort of prognosis- nothing. Drove my mom crazy that he didn't. The doctor finally told her to drop the subject. Some people don't want to know. What are your concerns specifically?
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