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Brown Law LLC: MILITARY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW FIRM
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Exprienced lawyers dedicated to serving military dependents injured by military medical malpractice in the United States and overseas.
Exprienced lawyers dedicated to serving military dependents injured by military medical malpractice in the United States and overseas.

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In 2012, a federal advisory committee discouraged the routine use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA tests) to screen all men for prostate cancer. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said the harms of aggressively treating some early-stage malignancies detected using the PSA test outweighed any benefit. However, a recent study showed that after falling for two decades, the death rate for prostate cancer has stopped decreasing, and the incidence of advanced disease is rising. Critics of the 2012 recommendation blamed it for the rise in advanced prostate cancer cases, saying doctors had missed opportunities to focus on the disease at an early stage.

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/after-long-decline-death-rates-from-prostate-cancer-stop-falling/2018/05/22
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This recently released result of the largest breast cancer study ever conducted provided yet another reason why diagnosing breast cancer early is so important: the majority of women with the most common type of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy after surgery.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/most-women-with-common-type-of-early-stage-breast-cancer-can-skip-chemo/2018/06/03
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The new recommendation to screen for colon cancer starting at age 45 rather than age 50 is in response to the finding that since 1994, there has been a 51 percent increase in the rate of the disease in those younger than 50, and the death rate has begun to rise. The recommendations apply to all adults who are at average risk of the disease; which includes most people in the United States. If you are age 45-49, it may save your life to ask your doctor to be screened for colon cancer.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/05/30/colorectal-cancer-screening-should-start-at-age-45-not-50-american-cancer-society-says
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In a study reported today in the Washington Post, patients with late stage lung cancer getting immune therapy plus chemo were found to be 51 percent less likely to die, compared with patients getting chemo only. One of the researchers stated that “[i]mmunotherapy is rapidly, in combination with other treatments and on its own, dramatically changing the standard of care for lung cancer,” Scientists who weren't involved in the study agreed that it was highly significant, saying, “[i]t is literally practice-changing — immediately.”


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/04/16/for-advanced-lung-cancer-immune-therapy-plus-chemo-prolongs-survival

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Studies have shown that female patients' symptoms are less likely to be taken seriously by doctors, and women are more likely to be misdiagnosed, have their symptoms go unrecognized, or be told what they're experiencing is psychosomatic. According to one doctor interviewed for this article: "[t]he bottom line is, we don't do as good of a job taking care of women as we do men."

https://www.marieclaire.com/health-fitness/a26741/doctors-treat-women-like-men

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This is such a heartbreaking story for the hundreds of women who trusted this clinic to protect their hope for children in the future.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/fertility-clinic-informs-hundreds-of-patients-their-eggs-may-be-damaged

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Unsafe injections practices, such as reusing a syringe on multiple patients, commonly cause infection outbreaks in developing countries where access to good infection control training and medical supplies is limited. Unfortunately, despite the appropriate training and abundant supplies we have here in the United States, outbreaks of diseases such as Hepatitis C and HIV caused by nurses re-using contaminated needles or syringes still happens.

http://www.fox9.com/news/allina-notifies-patients-of-risks-after-nurse-reused-syringes-on-161-people

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Early diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks in women is critical. A young woman who is hospitalized with a heart attack has a higher risk of death than a man of the same age yet acute heart attack symptoms often go unnoticed in women.

Why heart attack symptoms are missed in women-CNN- Google https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/19/health/heart-attack-symptoms-women-study/index.html
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Four women, diagnosed with an aggressive, fatal type of ovarian cancer, were told the new drugs were out of the question for them — they would not work. Yet each of them persuaded their doctors to give the immunotherapy anyway and their cancers went into remission. The advocacy of these brave women may now lead to a cure for others facing the same grim diagnosis.

Unexpected cure opens unexpected view in how immunotherapy helps fight cancer -Google http://www.startribune.com/unexpected-cure-opens-unexpected-view-in-how-immunotherapy-helps-fight-cancer
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Even high profile workers can have accidents. This one just reached a settlement.

Chiefs’ KC Wolf mascot reaches settlement after zip-line accident | The Kansas City Star - Mozilla Firefox http://ow.ly/B0ZIr
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