When is it appropriate to ask personal medical information?
How do you ask about test results?
Just ask how are things. It’s a neutral question. It leaves the ball in their court. They can disclose however much or little they want.
They opened up to you. It’s no longer a secret, which is a great load off their shoulders. They might think disappointing if you did NOT follow it up the next time you’re in touch. metafilter.com *
Some might not want to give a specific answer, because then you might google or research it and know too much about them and their condition. themighty.com *