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The life expectancy of cancer patients depends directly on the choice of the clinic and specialists. In certified centers dealing with certain tumor types, mortality rates decrease by 12-26%. This is shown in a recently published large-scale statistical analysis of 1.000.000 cancer treatment cases in Germany.
Diagnostic tools are becoming so precise that one can see even the tiniest tumors that are not associated with any complaints at present, and are not to be associated with them in the future. However, treatment including surgery is increasingly becoming the option in such cases all over the world. Isn’t it worthwhile asking if it really makes sense?
Radiology exams are very important for clinical decision making. With teleradiology, the accuracy of interpretation of such data can be improved by bringing in a third-party expert for primary or secondary evaluation. Practice shows that such "remote" radiology has obvious advantages, but some nuances must be taken into account if you want to get the best results. In fact, the effectiveness of a second opinion depends not only on the technical quality, but also on the completeness of medical data provided in addition to the images.
Second opinion in oncological diseases: when is it necessary, how to get it, what should be done after the consultation?
Medical second opinions on another 15 issues is to be covered by public health insurance in Germany.
The German parties CDU/CSU and SPD would like patients to get 2nd opinions before some elective procedures. Will it help to make right decisions?
A German tumor center says patients with liver metastases of colon cancer should promptly seek a second opinion from a major center of expertise.
Back pain is one of the most common complaints. But although the problem is so widespread, wrong diagnoses are quite frequent.