A diagnosis that was unintentionally delayed, was wrong or was not performed ” following the definition published in September 2015 by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), now called the Health and Medicine Division (HMD), a unit of the National Academies of Science of United States, in the document “Improving the Diagnosis in Health Care”. Continue reading Definition of Diagnostic Error
CLINICAL CASE: A 45-year-old woman was attending the oncology clinic in a normal follow-up for a sarcoma on her left leg, now disease-free for at least three years. At the last visit she referred a nipple retraction. Her oncologist could have considered this finding as something common and without importance…but she didn,t stop thinking
Cancer blood test moves step closer http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-28443865
Improving cancer diagnosis is a hallmark for Medicine. Now, a new technology still under evaluation, is using new materials like graphene to increase the capture of cancer cells circulating.. Continue reading Improving cancer diagnosis with the “liquid biopsy”?