Going to the doctor can be stressful for any Oregonian, especially when one considers the dependency a doctor has on his initial diagnosis. If a doctor makes a wrong diagnosis, a patient can be seriously harmed or killed as a result. The same is true when a doctor misses signs of a medical condition and therefore does not make a diagnosis.
When Oregonians go to the doctor they expect to be treated in a way that enables them to get better. However, treating a medical condition effectively is wholly dependent upon accurately diagnosing the illness. A failure to diagnose a condition or delayed treatment can lead to a worsened condition and even death. One man had one of these fateful encounters and Oregonians should take note of what they can do should this happen to them.
As discussed in previous blog posts, time is of the essence to properly diagnose a multitude of medical conditions, including cancer. A failure to diagnose cancer can have serious and deadly consequences. As a result, Oregonians can suffer from delayed treatment or terminal health conditions.
A prompt, accurate diagnose of a medical condition is extremely important for Oregon patients. This is especially true for cancer patients, to ensure that they receive treatment as soon as possible. The misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer can result in terminal health conditions.
Oregon readers may be familiar with the book, "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus." The book's premise is that certain aspects of human behavior -- whether attributable to nature or nurture -- divide along gender lines.
The Oregon Urology Institute recently offered free prostate exams -- no appointment or insurance required -- at the Valley River Center in Eugene, Oregon. They had good reason to promote this exam: 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. In fact, one doctor at the Institute estimates prostate cancer to be the 2nd most common form of cancer, after skin cancer.