[No SPF Record] [IMPROVEDX] Does gender matter in Dx error?

Rory Jaffe rjaffe at CHPSO.ORG
Wed Oct 24 16:11:29 UTC 2018


The comments after the article are quite perceptive. The gender question is click-bait and irrelevant to what happened. Bottom line, she was lucky enough to enroll in a research protocol that fortuitously happened, in her case, to work.  The only take-home from this story is that people should seek second opinions when faced with very serious diseases, and get that opinion from an expert in the field.

Rory

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Great article by journalist Doreen Carvajal about her incurable peritoneal cancer that was cured. Her daughter asks the question if she'll ever see a male doctor again. What are the statistics on this? Do female doctors care for female patients better than male doctors do? Interestingly, my experience hasn't borne this out. Right now -- in my personal and my family's multiple dx error history -- we're about even.

"Male doctors said my ‘female’ cancer was incurable. Then a woman took command and gave me hope"
By DOREEN CARVAJAL OCTOBER 4, 2018
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Best,
Helene
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