Often, people with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, are at an increased risk for surgical errors and complications. According to Dr. Bill Quick, a "surgery checklist", can help eliminate mistakes, especially in patients with diabetes. A thorough checklist can help to minimize and eradicate errors, keeping the patient safe.
In 1988, I developed a lump in my right breast. I was in my mid twenties and while I pointed it out to my doctors -- no one was alarmed. Finally in 1991, I started to have some pain associated and I decided to take it more seriously and sought the consultation of a breast surgeon. At my behest, he took the lump out and the biopsy read "dense…