New Tool Lowers Risk of Reoperation in Breast Cancer Cases
When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she often faces a difficult choice. Should she only have the tumor removed, in a procedure called a lumpectomy, or should she have the entire breast removed, in a procedure called a … Read More
Settlements For The Victims of Power Morcellators
I have written twice about the developing story of power morcellators. You can find the links here and here. The drama continues. To refresh your recollection, the power morcellator is a tool used by gynecological surgeons mostly in laparoscopic myomectomies, … Read More
More on the Power Morcellator Story
I wrote recently about power morcellators and the risk that they spread previously undetected uterine cancer when used in laparoscopic procedures to remove uterine fibroids. As I wrote then, the power morcellator is a tool which is inserted into the … Read More
Power Morcellation, the FBI and You.
The last few weeks have seen an unusual confluence of events. In the first place, the discussion of the risks of power morcellators has continued to proceed. Power morcellators are tools which are used in laparoscopic procedures to remove uterine … Read More
A Helpful Prostate Cancer Finding
In past posts, I have discussed the overtreatment of low grade prostate cancers and the risks such treatment creates for patients. There is great societal pressure to treat any cancer, even a low grade prostate cancer which is unlikely to … Read More
Surprise! Exercise Is Good for You.
It should probably come as no surprise by now that exercise is good for us. Study after study shows its benefits in improving our health or in staving off illnesses. Want to minimize the risk of diabetes? Exercise. Want to … Read More
Don’t Put Away Your Sunscreen Yet – But . . .
Melanoma is a killer and is common here in Arizona where we get so many days of intense sunlight. By now everyone should know the drill: Keep out of the midday sun whenever possible; Use sunscreen; Watch for changes in … Read More
Skin Cancer – No Medical Malpractice Necessary
Over the years, we have litigated our share of medical malpractice cases involving the failure to diagnose and treat skin cancer, usually resulting in death or a greatly reduced life expectancy. Skin cancer is one of the the most common forms of … Read More