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June 2001
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The Importance of Second Opinions

A recent ABC news story cited a study by researchers at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland that found an alarming rate of medical misdiagnoses among pathologists. In a review of 6,000 tissue samples from cancer patients at hospitals around the country, the Hopkins team found that one out of every 71 cases was misdiagnosed. Biopsies were labeled cancerous when they were actually benign (noncancerous); those that were cancerous were sometimes misclassified as the wrong type of cancer.
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Complementary Approaches

Gradually Accepting Acupuncture

A Look at Vitamin E

Black Cohosh and Hot Flashes

Patient Attitudes Toward Palliative Care

Snake Venom for Breast Cancer?

Other Features

Coping with Cancer's Financial Side Effects

Different Perceptions on the Goals of Chemotherapy

Advances in Screening and Diagnosis

Cancer Discrimination

Oncology and the Human Genome Project

Additional Therapy after Lumpectomy and Radiation

Continuing Debate on Ductal Lavage

Abortion and Breast Cancer Risk

Keep an Eye on Cox-2 Inhibitors

Researching Environmental Causes of Cancer

Issues Facing the Single Survivor


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