What ovarian cancer can teach us about medicine, as a whole


4 Responses to “What ovarian cancer can teach us about medicine, as a whole”

  1. msbpodcast says:

    The internet, mediated by expert systems and interfaces like Watson, can bring evidence-based medicine to the common mortal, thereby rendering him/her less at the drop of a hat mortal.

  2. chadmulligan says:

    This is precisely what happened to my mother in 2007, who was under intensive treatment for ovarian cancer until she suffered a chemotherapy-related stroke, went into a coma, and died. Even her obn-gyn did not realize that she had cancer until after it had metastasized.

  3. AnthonyC says:

    Not sure if boingboing already posted on this, but there’s a company called MetaMed  http://metamed.com/ that, for $5,000, will actually do a literature search/research report to find treatments for specific patients based on the latest and best available evidence, and refer you to doctors capable of carrying them out. I have no ties whatsoever to MetaMed, but it is amazing what we know can be done and has been done, that no one is doing.

  4. Antinous / Moderator says:

    I wasn’t diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome until I was in my late 40s, and that was only because my doctor was an osteopath and tuned in to those kinds of things.  And yet, I have dozens of major symptoms, none of which had an explanation until that point.

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