Factors related to the patient, year of surgery, and tumor itself and not surgeons or pathologists explain low lymph node counts after colon and rectal surgery. Lack of colorectal cancer screening leads to emergency surgery and complications and death among the elderly.
Americans without health insurance are more likely to die, even when factors like overall health, smoking, and income are considered, and cancer patients who have support from family and friends at diagnosis are much more likely to look on the entire experience as a chance for positive growth years later.
Finally, FDA has a good video to help people avoid health care frauds.
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