Cancer Misdiagnosis

You Have Cancer…… These are among the most horrifying words one can hear – and no kind or professional delivery of this news can make the shock any less pronounced.  Once you get over the shock however, and are ready to talk about what can be done to cure or retard the growth of any cancer, you will want to be sure that your doctor is knowledgeable about the disease itself, what can be done to treat it, and what the prognosis or threat of metastasis to other sites could entail.  It’s time to drill down to specifics regarding potential outcomes, and hopefully you have confidence that...

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The “Uh-Ohs” You Never Want to Hear…..

It’s an old and tired joke (sort of) in the operating room suites, that you never want to overhear someone involved in operating on you say “uh-oh.”  In fact, some surgeons have been known to ask operating room staff to be excluded from their cases if they have heard them say this!  Cases have actually been brought to the courts based on a patient hearing a medical practitioner say “uh-oh.”  What can be worse is NOT hearing this expression, and winding up the victim of a medical error, whether it was a missed event, or practicing error that could adversely affect your health and...

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