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GPs who repeatedly fail to spot signs of cancer in their patients may be named and shamed, it has been reported. Surgeries will be marked out with a red flag on an NHS website for patients if they are deemed to be missing too many cases. Doctors will
If you go to a pulmonologist, they'll test your lungs because that's what they know. Going to a specialist is a bad idea until you know what's wrong. That's why primary care physicians are so important, because they look at the whole person," says Dr.
The Avon Foundation announced a $100,000 grant to The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Institute at the 12th annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Washington, D.C. Eloise Caggiano, a breast cancer survivor and Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
The night Randy Hammond almost died, he remembers drifting, formlessly, out of his bed and through the air. "I remember looking down on my body, and there was no life in it. It was just a shell," said Hammond, who had been ill with cancer and
Companion diagnostics is used to identify suitable patients to whom specific drugs can be administered and it monitors the prognosis of the effects of the drug(s) on the disease. This concept of combining a drug with a diagnostic test is termed
When big brother told Justin Allen he couldn't play ball with the big kids, Allen said, "Yes I can." When people told him a kid from Malta couldn't play ball for a big school like Arizona State, Allen said, "Yes I can." And when he was told he wouldn'
That was the first time I knew about my diagnosis while he merely broke the bad news to me over the phone. It seems he had forgotten the fact that I was just a patient. After hanging up the phone, I froze in my chair for few minutes and then I called
My observation, over the years and in different hospitals and working with different residencies, is that the problem occurs primarily because insurance companies, and therefore hospital administrators, require a diagnosis for admission. Often on
A Vancouver-based pioneer in complementary medicine is extending its reach to the rest of Canada with a series of Internet seminars about cancer recovery and prevention. While InspireHealth offered similar online sessions for B.C. cancer patients for
Search Community When you or someone you love hears the words, "you have cancer," it changes your whole life. It sweeps away not just the patient, but the entire family, leaving everyone feeling helpless, lonely and afraid. Then it dumps you onto a