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Study shows value of breast cancer patients seeking second opinions

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Source: Medical University of South Carolina From: sciencedaily.com In a recent study on the value of a second opinion for breast cancer patients, researchers concluded that a review by a tumor board at an NCI-Designated Cancer Center changed the diagnosis for 43 percent of the patients. It’s early morning and a team of more than 20 professionals cram around a …

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When cancer is in the ‘whisper’ stage, listen to it — even it means finding another doctor

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By: Fran Drescher From: NBC News THINK- nbcnews.to/2tCbajo Most doctors subscribe to the philosophy that, if you hear galloping hooves, don’t look for zebra because it’s probably a horse. But what this means is that medically if you happen to be a “zebra” — as I was — you’re at high risk of slipping through the cracks. In my case, I had …

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Study finds unnecessary breast cancer treatment

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By: Kumasi Aaron From: fox4now It’s hard to imagine getting chemotherapy or radiation without really needing it. But a new study says that may be more common than we think. It found a third of breast cancer patients are treated unnecessarily. Myra Robinson didn’t know what to think when doctors told her she had DCIS. “Complete devastation,” she says she …

Hutchinson Clinic audit: Cancer doctor ‘unnecessarily’ treated patients

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By Kelsey Ryan From: kansas.com “Is it cancer?” It took days for anyone to answer Marian Rank’s question, but by then she knew. Her mother had breast cancer. Her sister had it. Now she did. It was 2010, and Rank went to the Hutchinson Clinic to see oncologist Mark Fesen. Fesen told her she needed to start chemotherapy immediately, said …

Breast Cancer Awareness: You Take Control

In Breast Cancer, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

Every year in October, I become very excited when I see all of the support and dedication that is given to breast cancer awareness.  I have a great appreciation for all that is being done to raise funds for research and for providing monies for testing for those who can’t afford it.  This year, I got to see a 10K …