Colleague of mine has been suffering from swollen joints and stiffness for some time. His GP ordered bloods and ruled out RA. He was referred to an NHS rheumatologist who he saw last Friday. He had CXR and xrays of hands and feet.
This morning,he received a phone call, out of the blue, from the CT department at the hospital. He is to have a scan next Wednesday. This is a very fast turnround and he is duly worried. He'd heard nothing from his GP prior to this phone call.
Is there anything I can say to stop him thinking about lung cancer (he's never smoked) or mesothelioma (he worked with asbestos 20 years ago).