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  • (Reuters Health) - Patients often assume that surgical outcomes at all hospitals in a healthcare network are equally good. But a new study comparing outcomes from top-ranked cancer hospitals to their affiliates finds significant differences when it comes to complex cancer surgeries. Researchers found that the...
  • WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many primary care doctors feel ill-equipped to discuss cancer treatment options with patients, according to a new study. Researchers surveyed 517 primary care doctors who had 1,077 female patients diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. Doctors were asked if they had...
  • It’s not just about feelings. When physicians fail to show patients compassion, it can have a big impact on their mental and physical health. What can you do when your doctor makes you feel like you’re just another number? Nothing makes a doctor’s visit more discouraging than an unempathetic physician. Whether you’re...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters) - When we were told our son had a potentially life-threatening brain tumor, our family was lucky to have world-class doctors and hospitals close to home and health insurance that covered nearly all his medical expenses and prescription drug costs. These resources helped us make a difficult decision...
  • How one woman fought for her family, and her health, after being diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer while pregnant. Getting the right advice after being diagnosed with breast cancer was a matter of life and death for Stephanie Hosford and her daughter. She didn’t know it yet, but finding a lump in her breast...
  • TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 43 percent of patients diagnosed with breast cancer presenting to a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center for a second opinion have a change in diagnosis, according to a study published in the October issue of the Annals of Surgical Oncology. Denise...
  • STUDIES SHOW THAT FEMALE DOCTORS TEND TO LISTEN MORE, AND THEIR PATIENTS — BOTH MALE AND FEMALE — TEND TO FARE BETTER. Does gender matter when choosing a doctor? Whether your doctor is male or female could be a matter of life or death, a new study suggests. The study, of more than 580,000 heart patients admitted over...
  • (HealthDay News) -- If you've been diagnosed with cancer, choosing the medical team that will treat you is a hugely important decision. The American Cancer Society offers these suggestions: Ask the doctor who diagnoses you where he or she would recommend going for treatment. Consult with family and friends who have...
  • In recent entertainment news, celebrities have talked about the importance of seeking a second medical opinion when you face a serious medical diagnosis. A second opinion allows you to determine if the diagnosis is correct, and it helps you determine if the recommended treatment is optimal for you. If a person is...
  • Learning that you have breast cancer can make you feel terribly isolated. Suddenly you find yourself in a new, unfamiliar world. But you are not alone. The best cancer treatment today embraces interdisciplinary patient care, and uses a broad approach with a team of health care and medical providers – all of whom are...
  • After hearing your doctor say “You’ve got breast cancer,” it’s hard to focus on what comes next. You’re understandably scared, and your mind probably is reeling. You’re not prepared – no one is – to have a conversation about your prognosis and medical choices. From oncologist Jame Abraham, MD, Director of Cleveland...