I'm a 29 year old grad student, and I was just told on my last doctor's visit that I have several markers for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. In addition to that, she wanted to do a biopsy. Since, we had talked about taking a medication for a month first, I asked her how important it was to do that day. She said that I should do it. It was at first her idea to wait and see if the medication helped, so I'm not sure what made her change her mind.
No one in my family knows yet. I wasn't expecting that from the doctor's visit. What am I supposed to say know, "By the way, I might have cancer. I'll call you Wednesday and let you know."
And of course, it would be finals week. Somehow, finals don't seem too important right now.