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This blog is designed to educate and inform you about recent news and how it may impact your legal case in New York. I have provided commentary and opinion and welcome your comments to keep the conversation going.

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9/22/2015
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The Importance of Early Detection for Prostate Cancer

Although the number is high, prostate cancer deaths are considerably less common. Only 1 I 38 men will die from prostate cancer. Additionally it is likely that

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

9/22/2015
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New Research on How to Treat Breast Cancer

Another researcher is studying if drugs that boost the immune system can be used in combination with chemotherapy, cryoblation and radiation to treat cancer.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

9/22/2015
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Scientists Discover Mechanism Cells Use to Overpower Cancer Drug

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered how cell are able to adapt to overcome cancer drugs which are designed to interfere with their genetic controls.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

9/18/2015
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Obesity Associated with Brain Tumors

New research suggests that weight and physical activity levels may affect the risk of certain brain cancer. Excess weight was associated with a higher risk

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

9/18/2015
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Stem Cell Discovery Could Spare Cancer Patients from Side Effects

People who have head and neck cancer and undergo radiation treatments usually suffer from permanent damage to their salivary glands. The damage can

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

9/18/2015
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Mediterranean Diet Could Decrease Breast Cancer

Historically breast cancer rates have been lower in Mediterranean countries than in Northern or Central European countries or in the United States

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

9/16/2015
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Dateline Brazil: Genetic Mutation Affects Thousands

P53 has turned out to be the most important single gene in cancer and has been one of the most popular areas of study in the history of molecular

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

9/15/2015
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How Can your Diet Affect your Breast Cancer Risk?

The women who were in the extra-virgin olive oil group of the study were the least likely to develop breast cancer. The researchers also found

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

9/11/2015
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New Cancer Treatment

Experts have long been searching for ways to find the spread, or metastasis, of cancer at an early stage, but cancer cells that circulate in the bloodstream

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

9/10/2015
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How common is Diabetes among Americans?

Some experts find that one of the main problems with diabetes and diabetics is that sometimes physicians miss it and diabetics are not getting treated. Diabetes

Category: Medical Malpractice

9/8/2015
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Are More Men getting Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer has typically been seen as a disease that affects women, but that is not the case. Men across the world are inflicted with breast cancer as well.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

9/2/2015
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Synthetic Tumor Tissue Possible New Tool Against Cancer

A new study found that using hydrogels, biologists can quickly create near-real tissue microenvironments to study how tumors grow and behave.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

9/2/2015
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Brazilian Wasp Venom Possible Weapon Against Cancer

Scientists claim that the venom of a wasp native to Brazil, Polybia paulista, could be life-saving. Use of venom as a treatment is still highly theoretical.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/31/2015
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Sleepless Surgeons; Does it Affect Surgical Outcomes?

The study surprisingly showed that the risk of death or complications after surgery was no more likely if the surgeon pulled a midnight shift before

Category: Surgical Mistakes

8/28/2015
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The Breast Blood Test you should get

Experts are saying the blood test they developed can find an individual's circulating tumor DNA, or ctDNA, matched to the cancer for which they were treated.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/26/2015
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Are Second Cancer Cases Common?

Often when physicians speak about second cancers, they mean a different tissue form or a different site, not a recurrence or spread of the original tumor.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/23/2015
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Overly Aggressive Treatment of Ductal Carcinoma

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 60,000 cases of ductal carcinoma are diagnosed annually. However, ductal carcinoma does not mean

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/23/2015
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Is Early Stage Breast Cancer Treatment a Good Idea?

“New research shows that chances of dying from very early breast cancer are small; the disease is riskier for young women and black women, the same disparities

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/22/2015
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What if Genetic Tests Were Available for Breast Cancer

Researchers are emphasizing getting breast cancer gene tests so that women know if they have a genetic predisposition towards getting breast cancer.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/21/2015
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Yo-yo Dieting Most Likely Not a Cancer Risk

Yo-yo dieting is a popular term and is technically known as weight cycling. A number of studies have linked it to cancer. However, according to investigators

Category: Medical Malpractice

8/21/2015
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Hospitals Slow to Adopt Patient Apology Policies

Patients and their loved ones are more likely to pursue a lawsuit if they believe there was a lack of accountability, disrespect or poor communication

Category: Medical Malpractice

8/21/2015
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Malaria Parasite Might Cause Blood Cancer

Scientists have uncovered how infection with a malaria-causing parasite can increase the chances of immune cells developing into cancer cells.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/21/2015
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Saving Fertility for Kids with Cancer

Some children’s hospital are trying an approach to battle infertility sometimes cause by cancer treatment. The approach is to remove and freeze immature ovary

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/21/2015
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Doorway that Allows Breast Cancer to Enter the Bloodstream

Breast cancer becomes life threatening when cancer cells break off from the primary tumor. Cancer cells can travel to any part of the body once they

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/21/2015
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Chemo Unlikely to Extend Survival In Older Breast Cancer

A recent study examined the effectiveness of chemotherapy in two large groups of patients, one with breast cancer and the other with colon cancer.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose