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Doctors, men need to pay attention to breast cancer warning signs

Every year, about 232,000 women in Illinois and throughout the U.S. are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Many women understand that they may be at risk of developing breast cancer, and they may be aware of what signs to look out for so that they can see their doctors immediately to determine whether they do […]

Breast cancer misdiagnosis results in unnecessary mastectomy

Last week on our Joliet medical malpractice law blog, we had mentioned that there is still much debate amongst medical professionals and patient safety groups about whether or not doctors are over screening and over treating women for breast cancer. Breast cancer screenings save many lives every year by detecting cancer in its early stages […]

Patients and doctors need to communicate to avoid diagnosis errors

An increasing number of physicians and public health authorities are questioning the continued over-testing of patients throughout the country. These medical professionals are particularly concerned about the potential for making a misdiagnosis, but they are also worried that overexposure to radiation and other medical testing hazards could actually cause health problems while trying to detect […]

Law increases doctor responsibility for detecting breast cancer

Medical professionals are not only responsible for treating patients when ill, they are also responsible for recognizing obvious signs of illness that have gone undetected. When a physician fails to diagnosea patient, or provides an inaccurate diagnosis, the physician could be held responsible. Notification laws that have been passed in a handful of states, not […]

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