Tag Archives: #BreastCancer

How Did Eight Doctors Fail to Diagnose a Mother’s Breast Cancer?

How could eight doctors handle the same woman’s case and each fail to diagnose breast cancer? That is what a judge in Florida was asking recently when he ruled in favor of a woman in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving cancer misdiagnosis. The single mother of two will recover $21.6 million as a result of the verdict. However, that money will be for her children. Her cancer was not caught in…
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Cancer Misdiagnosis: Breast Cancer Misdiagnosed as Skin Rash?

Breast cancer misdiagnosed as a skin rash? While it might seem unlikely, it happened to a woman recently and now she is working to raise awareness to help prevent others from suffering the same fate. Two years ago, the woman, whose story was featured in a KARE-TV report, noticed a slight discoloration that looked similar to a sunburn on the side of one of her breasts. She had it examined…
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Are Breast Cancer Diagnoses Costing Women Their Jobs?

Earlier this year, PBS featured a report revealing that poor women diagnosed with breast cancer are more likely to lose their jobs during cancer treatment. Why Are Poor Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Losing Their Jobs? In addition to telling the personal stories of women who were diagnosed with breast cancer and lost their jobs during cancer treatment, the PBS report provides statistics from a study published in Monday in…
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Does Eating More Soy Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

Could eating more soy help prevent breast cancer? A recent article in Time shed light on the connection between soy and cancer, including making the claim that consuming more soy-based foods can lower your chances of dying of breast cancer. Will Eating More Soy Really Help Prevent Breast Cancer? Per the report in Time, a study set out to prove once and for all whether soy is our friend in…
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Does Exercising Help Prevent Breast Cancer from Returning?

The Washington Post recently featured an article regarding how exercise can help survivors prevent breast cancer from returning following remission. How Can Exercise Help Prevent Breast Cancer from Coming Back? The report in the Post focusses on a study concerning breast cancer survivors’ lifestyle changes following treatment. The researchers used data from 67 separate studies to see how the behavior of women who survived breast cancer determined whether they remained…
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Is It Dangerous to Do Your Own Breast Exam?

There was recently an article featured in Refinery29, a digital media outlet that focusses on women’s issues, that raised the questions as to whether you should do your own breast exam. As the Refinery29 piece points out, medical professionals have been recommending that patients perform their own breast examinations for decades. However, now it appears that many in the medical field as well as several cancer organizations are reversing course…
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Could a Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Really Lead to Breast Removal?

Late last year, the 2013 story of a woman who unnecessarily had breast removal surgery because of a breast cancer misdiagnosis made the news. Per the report, mere weeks after she was informed that she had breast cancer and underwent surgery to remove her left breast, the woman was called to meet with her surgeon. During that meeting, her surgeon revealed to her that she had never had breast cancer…
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