Hundreds of thousands of women will need to have myomectomies and hysterectomies, but the method used to complete these procedures can have a lasting effect on the woman's health. When most people think about these surgeries, they think of lengthy recovery times; however, some women were surprised to learn that laparoscopic surgery is sometimes possible for these procedures. That possibility is touted to have a shorter recovery time. Our readers in Kentucky might find it interesting to know that those laparoscopic procedures are now being heavily scrutinized.
When people begin to exhibit signs of an illness, they might seek treatment for those symptoms. There is a general expectation that doctors will diagnose the cause of the symptoms and treat the cause accordingly. In a perfect world, that series of events would occur whenever someone needs medical care. We don't, however, live in a perfect world and medical professionals sometimes make errors that lead to dire consequences. Kentucky readers might like to know about a recent award made by a jury in another state pertaining to a woman's death.
For patients who have cancer, an early diagnosis and rapid treatment can often give them the best chance at beating the disease. When there is a failure to diagnose cancer in a timely manner, the chance of successful treatment, survival and remission are all reduced. Kentucky residents might be interested to read a story that shows how important prompt diagnosis is for those with cancer.