Uncertainty Causes Anxiety
When you don't know the outcome of a medical test, the uncertainty of not knowing can be more stressful and anxiety provoking than the worst possible outcome. Our minds tend to worry and we need to learn to "worry well." Chronic stress suppresses immunity and sets the stage for further inflammation and progression of whatever disease one may have. MDs tend to detach from their patients so they can remain objective. However, patients need more than good science; they need compassion and support from a caring MD who is caring and involved personally.