My 92 year old father has just been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He lives alone (my mother died 8 years ago) with addional support from one sister and me i.e. gardening, hospital visits etc. I have another sister who lives in London, who has seen my father only once (for two hours) in the last eight years. She claims that she has no time to visit as she works full-time but she does phone him every night. Having once been very close to this sister, I am appalled by her selfishness and rarely get in touch these days. That said, I wanted to ensure that my father had accurately related the facts relating to his diagnosis and so rang her. She was unaware of the preceding weeks' events; my father had told her nothing. She asked to be kept informed of future developments but I am now in the horns of a dilemma. Given that my father has chosen to tell her nothing, do I follow his lead and say nothing or, as his daughter, has she a right to know and do I have a duty to tell? I would really appreciate your thoughts on this.
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