Fixing the Miscommunications of Non-Cancers

7/30/2013 The lead story in today’s New York Times, on the right hand column of Page One, is entitled “Scientists Urge Narrower Rules to Define Cancer”. The main thesis of the article, which chronicles a study published yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is something I have been saying to many of you for quite some number of years. Perhaps the following anecdote will underscore the issue: Several years ago a patient came to me for a routine visit. When I a...