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Does Talcum Powder Contain Asbestos?

Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of lawsuits over its Shower to Shower and Baby Powder talcum powder products. Lawsuits have been filed across the country by women who claim they have developed ovarian cancer from using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder. If used on the genital area, the powder, which contains talc as well as other harmful substances can increase the rise of ovarian cancer. Talc, a group of…
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Can Talcum Baby Powder Cause Cancer?

Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of lawsuits over allegations that its talcum baby powder product is linked to ovarian cancer. Talcum baby powder may increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer. Talc is a mineral composed of silicon, oxygen, magnesium and hydrogen. Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower is commonly used to prevent chafing and other problems that create physical discomfort. Talc minerals can migrate to…
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Could I Lose a Limb If My Doctor Fails to Diagnose Cancer?

In late May, WVLT-TV reported on the story of a Tennessee woman whose doctor failed to diagnose cancer in her foot. Reportedly, the woman is urging anyone who has a lump or any type of medical issue that they suspect could be serious to have it checked out and always get a second opinion. After she had a doctor check out her foot, he said she had a cyst. However,…
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What If My Doctor Failed to Diagnose Colon Cancer?

Fox 4, a Fox affiliate in Beaumont, Texas recently featured a story involving a colon cancer misdiagnosis where a doctor mistakenly diagnosed cancer as hemorrhoids. The story was part of an investigation Fox 4 was conducting on how colon cancer is impacting the younger generation. The woman whose colon cancer was misdiagnosed as hemorrhoids is only 27 years old. In the year leading up to her cancer misdiagnosis, the woman…
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How Marilu Henner Saved Her Husband’s Life After a Bladder Cancer Misdiagnosis

When Marilu Henner’s husband, Michael Brown, began showing signs of bladder cancer, despite his doctor claiming it was not serious, she pushed him to get a second opinion. The second opinion revealed what Michael’s doctor had missed, which is that he had a life-threatening form of bladder cancer. Thankfully, Michael’s bladder cancer was treatable and he has been in remission for 14 years. However, what if Marilu had not pushed…
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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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When Should You Get a Second Opinion on a Cancer Diagnosis?

As we have discussed previously on this blog, cancer misdiagnosis devastates the lives of victims and their families. In some cases, women undergo unnecessary breast removal surgery, because they were mistakenly diagnosed with cancer, and in other situations, patients lose valuable treatment time because a doctor failed to diagnose cancer. Either way, the lives of victims and their families will never be the same. Therefore, it is crucial that patients…
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Are Breast Cancer Misdiagnoses Causing Women to Put Off Mammograms?

Being told that you have cancer and then later finding out you do not can put victims and their families through the ringer in several ways. While it is obviously a relief to find out they do not have cancer, if they discover too late that they were misdiagnosed, victims can go through the rigors of treatment unnecessarily. For instance, breast cancer misdiagnoses can lead to patients undergoing irreversible surgical…
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What Should I Make Sure My Doctor Looks for During a Breast Exam?

Recently, we have featured blog posts highlighting instances of cancer misdiagnosis, including: Doctors mistaking cancer for mononucleosis A woman’s cancer being misdiagnosed as a migraine 14 times Breast cancer misdiagnosis leading to unnecessary breast removal surgery We trust medical professionals to not make mistakes as devastating as misdiagnosing cancer. However, as the above cases indicate, medical negligence is an issue that we all must guard against. With that in mind,…
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Did Doctors Mistaking Cancer for Mono Nearly Cost a Child Her Life?

Could a doctor really mistake cancer for mononucleosis? That may have been the case recently when a 6-year-old girl was the victim of a cancer misdiagnosis involving her doctors mistaking symptoms of metastatic neuroblastoma for mono. How Did Doctors Mistake Cancer for Mononucleosis? Per KSDK-TV, a few years after she was born, the 6-year-old girl began experiencing fevers on a frequent basis. After running blood tests, her doctors initially diagnosed…
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