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Colorectal Cancer Rates Are Skyrocketing in Young Patients

Just over 95,000 patients are diagnosed with colorectal cancers ever year, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and that’s a lot. Cancers that begin in the colon or rectum are America’s third most common type of malignancy, but the second leading cause of cancer deaths. Thankfully, an emphasis on pro-active screening

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Bad Medicine: The Cancer Doctor Who Hurt Patients on Purpose

After graduating from the Lebanese University College of Medicine in 1992, Farid Fata, MD traveled to the US, serving his residency at New York’s prestigious Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. By any measure, Fata was a rising medical star, an American success story in-the-flesh. True to form, he eventually built a network

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What Statistics Can Tell Us About Medical Malpractice

After years of decline, medical malpractice payouts are rising again. Verdicts and settlements are up, with more patients finding the ongoing support they need to recover. Here’s a rundown of how much compensation injured patients are securing, where high-value settlements are being won and which types of malpractice garner the most. For

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Why Is It so Hard to Treat Cancer in Young Adults?

More than 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year. The vast majority of those patients will be older adults; that’s a fact, one born out by decades of statistical research. Only 4% of all the cancers diagnosed are found in young adults, patients between the ages of 20

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Can Cancer Be Detected In Blood Work?

Signs and symptoms are rarely enough to conclusively diagnose a patient with cancer. To confirm their suspicions, doctors turn to a wide range of diagnostic tests. Assisted by advanced technologies, physicians gather evidence and clues, looking for signs of rapidly-dividing cells. Visual tests, like magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) and computed

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Get a Second Opinion. It Can Save Your Life.

Medical misdiagnosis is a major problem for America’s healthcare system. In a 2015 report, the Institute of Medicine estimated that 12 million Americans are on the wrong end of a diagnostic error every year. Most of us will be misdiagnosed at least once in our lifetime, and those mistakes have real consequences

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