April 2001 issue of Cancerlinks LLC
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Your Medical Records
Our best, most carefully considered advice to patients, healthier and otherwise? Read your own charts, and ask questions there are no stupid questions, only stupid answers.
Your Medical Records. How Correct? How Important? How Damaging?
It begins with our first breath as we receive our APGAR score indicating how healthy we are when we are born. It ends when someone assigns us a diagnosis as we breathe our last...
How to Correct Your Medical Records
How do you go about disputing something in your medical record that is incorrect. And it is incorrect not because of transcription error, but because the doctor but down some things that are incorrect?
Post Mastectomy Syndrome
- Persistent Pain after Breast Surgery
The postmastectomy syndrome is a fairly common sequel of breast surgery. All patients should be warned that it may occur, and that if it does, it does not signify a recurrence of cancer.
Notes from the Metastatic World
- The Median Isn't the Message
Fifteen years ago, when my mom had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, we'd go in to see her onc. We'd ask what the odds were, how likely she was to respond to the therapy, the usual stuff.
New Additions To the FAQ Program from Cancer Supportive Care
- Why Does My Food Taste Different
It's not uncommon to have taste changes with chemotherapy and some types of radiation therapy. People may experience changes in smell as well as taste perception. Both smell receptor and taste bud cells are rapidly dividing cells.
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