Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy are nevertheless prone to other medical conditions as well. Patients also often fight a systemic infection known as neutropenic sepsis.
A hospital may have to pay in excess of $100 million concerning a medical malpractice lawsuit that was filed against it. The lawsuit concerns a series of medication errors where the hospital reportedly failed to provide the newest drug therapies to children that were suffering from leukemia.
Colon cancer is one of the most common causes of death in the United States. Fortunately, it is also one of the most preventable of all cancers. Why is that so? Because colon cancer is usually very slow growing and the sort of abnormal tissue or growths that might turn into cancer - usually called polyps - can often be detected on a colonoscopy well before cancer has developed.