Cancer Misdiagnosed in 12% of Cases (1)

1 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-10-10 19:32 ID:8WrVCFl/
"NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a review of patient specimens, errors in cancer diagnosis were seen in up to 11.8 percent of cases, according to a report in the medical journal Cancer."

"up to 50 percent were due to misinterpretation[,]
with the remainder being due to poor tissue sampling."

"up to 45 percent of errors resulted in harm to the patient, ranging from further unnecessary diagnostic tests to loss of life or limb."

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