Breast cancer patients sue over radiotherapy wait times
- Women sue over delays in treatment for breast cancer. Spurgeon, David // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);3/20/2004, Vol. 328 Issue 7441, p660
Reports on a class action lawsuit against 12 Quebec hospitals on behalf of 10,000 breast cancer patients who had to wait more than eight weeks after diagnosis for radiotherapy. Role of Anahit Cilinger who went to Istanbul, Turkey for the treatment; Canada's history of healthcare shortages,...
- Breast cancer wait times. Sibbald, Barbara // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/30/2005, Vol. 173 Issue 5, p474
Reports on the Canadian Supreme Court ruling that the Quebec government will not be named in a potentially massive lawsuit by women who say they had to wait too long for postsurgery radiation treatment for breast cancer at Quebec hospitals. Reaction of Anahit Cilinger, who launched the suit, to...
- Axillary staging utilizing selective sentinel... Dale, Paul S.; Williams, John T. // American Surgeon;Jan1998, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p28
Examines the feasibility and accuracy of the technique of selective sentinel lymphadenectomy for patients with breast carcinoma. Materials and methods utilized on the study; Clinical characteristics of patients used on the study; Histology of breast carcinoma; Results of sentinel lymphadenectomy.
- 'I chose to lose my breast to save my life.'. Sheehan, Jan // Marie Claire (US Edition);Oct2001, Vol. 8 Issue 10, p280
Relates the experience of a breast cancer patient undergoing mastectomy in the United States. Impact of genetics on the possibility of inheriting the disease; Accounts on the breast cancer surgery performed in cancer patients; Need of family and friends support after the surgical procedure.
- Retraction. Breast cancer surgery in elderly patients: postoperative complications and survival. Rocco, Nicola; Rispoli, Corrado; Rengo, Giuseppe; Pagano, Gennaro; Compagna, Rita; Danzi, Michele; Accurso, Antonello; Amato, Bruno // BMC Surgery;Jul2015, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p1
A correction to the article "breast cancer surgery in elderly patients: postoperative complications and survival" that was published in the January 14 , 2015 issue is presented.
- Newfoundland launches judicial inquiry. Quinn, Mark // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal Supplement;7/3/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 1, p24
The article reports on the launch of a provincial judicial inquiry to determine how and why breast cancer patients received inaccurate hormone receptor tests at main medical laboratory in Newfoundland and Labrador. It states that a class-action suit was filed by patients and surviving family...
- Reconstruction. Forsten, Michele // Empty Closet;Sep2004, Issue 372, pB12
Relates the experience of a woman in dealing with a breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. Reason behind the reluctance to have immediate reconstruction; Disadvantage of the reconstruction; Efforts to help GLBT women with cancer.
- Early surgery for stage IV breast cancer failed to improve OS. Altersitz, Katrina; Todak, Alexandra // Hem/Onc Today;1/10/2014, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p14
The article discusses the early follow-up of a randomized trial, presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in San Antonio, Texas on December 10-14, 2013, that found no association between initial surgery of primary tumor with longer survival in women with stage IV breast cancer.
- Empowering the Body After Breast Surgery. Crane, Kristine // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;10/17/2012, Vol. 104 Issue 20, p1529
The article addresses the challenge of recreating the depleted muscles around the chest of breast cancer patients who undergo surgery.