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Breast cancer deaths prominent among black women

According to a report from the American Cancer Society, there has been a 39% drop in breast cancer deaths between 1989 and 2015. At the same time, the organization found that white women were 39% more likely to survive breast cancer than African-American women. If the Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2017-2018 report is any indication, the trend is a constant one. Several explanations for it have been proposed, which should interest anyone in New York who has or knows someone who has this condition.

For example, black women tend to have limited access to healthcare due to poverty and lack of transportation. Though black women are more likely than white women to get regular mammograms, they often do not get preventive screenings, increasing the chances of death when breast cancer does arise. Racial discrimination in healthcare facilities may also play a role.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice Damages

MM 3.jpgAccording to a recent analysis, medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer. Experts say that this "epidemic" claims at least 250,000 lives each year across the nation.

Breast cancer in men

While it may be rare in New York and across the U.S., some men are at risk for getting breast cancer. In fact, both men and women have the identical risk factors, which include age and the presence of genetic mutations. The National Cancer Institute states that men who are between the ages of 60 and 70 are more likely to develop the disease. Also, men who have a history of the disease in their family have an increased chance of getting breast cancer.

The symptoms of breast cancer are the same for both men and women. They include a peculiar mass in the breast area, differences in the condition of the skin and discharge from the nipples. Without early detection, the cancer could spread to the lymph nodes.

Tips to Protect Yourself from Surgical Mistakes in New York

shutterstock_602908772.jpgSurgical mistakes can happen, despite picking the best doctor in the best medical facility in town. Though surgeons and doctors have years of training and experience and take a great deal of care to avoid errors, they aren't infallible. And sometimes they are simply negligent.

Types of breast cancer

New York women who are concerned about receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer may be overwhelmed about the amount of information they will receive. However, understanding the diagnosis and treatment processes can help.

There is more than one type of breast cancer, and identifying certain factors about is essential to determining what type of treatment a woman should receive. A patient will undergo multiple tests that will reveal the tumor's size and if the cancer has spread to any other part of her body. The results of these tests will determine which stage the cancer will be given. Additional tests will focus directly on the cancerous cells. Tumor cells are examined microscopically to detect hormone receptors, or HR, and the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2, or HER2. With this information, a physician will be able to understand the development of the cancer cells and what steps to take to eliminate them.

Cyclist dies after Flatbush hit and run last month

If you are a New York City resident who relies on public transportation to get around, you may try to mix it up a bit by riding your bicycle on the streets of the city. But unfortunately, doing so can put your health — and even life — at great risk.

Bicyclist meets his fate on Brooklyn street

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$7,750,000 Recovery Due to Negligent Care in NYC Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Our client, a 5 year-old patient receives almost $8 million in compensation from an NYC hospital in a medical malpractice claim won by Rosenberg, Minc,Falkoff & Wolf. Daniel Minc, representing the injured child with his team of legal and medical experts said "it was great day for the family".

The case involved negligent care on the part of the hospital pediatric intensive care unit for failing to observe bleeding from a simple biopsy wound which caused Neurological damage.

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