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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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Posted in: Healthcare Quality, Medical and Research Studies, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Tools

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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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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Healthcare Quality, Medical and Research Studies, Patient Advocacy

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