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The ABC Guidelines highlight the need for sensitive and honest communication with patients and families, and
the need for oncology professionals to undergo training in this area. âBreaking bad newsâ is a regular task for
oncologists, and patients may react with a variety of emotional responses, including anxiety, distress, anger and
disbelief. Flexibility is required in responding appropriately to these emotions and paving the way for treatment
discussions in a collaborative manner.