Unintentionally Harming Patients in the Process of Trying to Improve their Health

The patient’s story began with a full-body CAT scan, a screening test used to detect tumors…

Dr. Marty Makary
Dr. Marty Makary, Surgeon, and Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

As a surgeon, I’m trained to crush cancer. For many years, every tumor I palpated and family I counseled drove me to hunt for cancer with vengeance, using every tool modern medicine has to offer. But recently, one patient reminded me that the quest to seek and destroy cancer can produce collateral damage.

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by Dr. Marty Makary, Time Magazine, 21 Feb 2014

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2 thoughts on “Unintentionally Harming Patients in the Process of Trying to Improve their Health”

  1. Very interesting topic about getting harm when dealing with cancer. Great post thank you. I want to share this post that talk about the healthy benefits of Ganoderma Lucidum a herb used in china to treat cancer and now implemented in north america please check it out

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