Category: Medical and Research Studies

Jan 20 2007

Katie Couric ‘d

You may have read the report this week that cancer deaths in the US decreased for the second straight year. How marvelous that is! And a real testament to patients taking charge of their healthcare decisions …. The biggest drop in death rates was for colorectal cancer. Much of the credit for that drop is …

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Jan 17 2007

Evidence Based — Having Second Thoughts!

So this morning I taped my radio show for airing this Sunday. During each show, I provide a sharp patient tip — a tool or piece of information anyone can use to help them better navigate the dysfunctional system we call American healthcare. This week’s tip is about making judgements about treatment options based on …

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Jan 17 2007

Evidence Based — Having Second Thoughts!

So this morning I taped my radio show for airing this Sunday. During each show, I provide a sharp patient tip — a tool or piece of information anyone can use to help them better navigate the dysfunctional system we call American healthcare. This week’s tip is about making judgements about treatment options based on …

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Jan 10 2007

Study: Second Opinions Change Treatment More Than Half the Time!

Heard this on the Today Show this morning: http://www.cancer.med.umich.edu/news/second_opinion06.shtml A study at the University of Michigan — women with breast cancer were studied, and 52% of the time a second opinion yielded changes in the original protocol recommendations for their treatments. Every Patient’s Advocate’s recommendation: whenever your treatment will be at ALL invasive (surgery, difficult …

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