Friday, December 1, 2006

The Value of a second opinion in medicine

Second Opinion Yields Treatment Changes For Half Of Patients ScienceDaily 12/1/06 "More than half of breast cancer patients who sought a second opinion from a multidisciplinary tumor board received a change in their recommended treatment plan, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center...The changes were a result of breast imaging specialists reading a mammogram differently or breast pathologists interpreting biopsy results differently. In some cases, the initial recommendation was changed after the case was reviewed by medical oncologists and radiation oncologists prior to author Michael Sabel, M.D., assistant professor of surgery at the U-M Medical School"

So the key is to find a multidisciplinary tumor board and definitely get a second opinion.

DogVitals dog supplement for their health and longevity

No comments: