Diagnosis and Treatment Archives – #BCSM

What are clinical notes and why should I be reading them?

What are clinical notes and why should I be reading them?  Guest post by Liz Salmi / @TheLizArmy Editor’s note:  On Monday, February 26th, 2018, The Open Notes team will be joining the #BCSM Chat to discuss an important aspect of medical records: the physician’s notes.  As the #BCSM community looks to learn more about […]

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#BCSM 2017 Wrap Up

19 December 2017 During the last chat of the year, we remembered and honored those who are no longer with us. In addition, #BCSM co-founder @stales reviewed the top breast cancer stories, from January through December. January: Third of Breast Cancer Patients Treated Unnecessarily February: Dense Breasts Eclipse All Other Known Breast Cancer Risk Factors […]

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Receiving a New Cancer Diagnosis and Test Results: Can We Do Better?

In October 2015, we asked the online cancer patient community for input on their preferences for receiving an initial cancer diagnosis and other test results. The question was prompted by a discussion on a breast surgeon forum. We received 1000 completed surveys! On April 16th, 2016,  Dr. Deanna Attai presented “Survey of Patient Perspectives on […]

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How Do You Prefer to Receive Test Results?

A conversation recently took place on a private breast surgeon’s forum. It revolved around how to best disclose cancer-related test results to patients. The group was pretty evenly split between wanting the patient to come in and have a direct conversation, versus giving preliminary information over the phone. Each group had very valid reasons for […]

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