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(Huffington Post)   Johnson & Johnson pulls device that causes cancer & cancer   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2014-08-01 09:52:16 AM  
"Power morcellators" sounds like something that might get featured on "Tool Time".
 
2014-08-01 12:18:46 PM  
"Morcilla" is a kind of blood sausage that you can get in Puerto Rico. That's what "morcellator" made me think of. So... yeah.

Yeah, I'm going to go over there now.
 
2014-08-01 12:23:29 PM  
Morcellator was a better name than the original: Trans-Vaginal Hand Blender.
 
2014-08-01 12:36:20 PM  
You mean to say that chopping up lumps of potentially malignant tumors in-situ might be a bad idea because they might become turbo cancer and grow everywhere? I have a feeling the whole medical industry has a fear of putting their hand up and saying "is this really a good idea?"
 
2014-08-01 01:07:29 PM  
RTFA: it doesn't 'cause' cancer ... it just spreads existing cancer around.

// I'm imagining a medical weedwhacker now.
 
2014-08-01 01:08:31 PM  
The morcellators are used to cut up the uterine growths so they can be more easily removed using non-invasive procedures. ... However, the masses may sometimes be malignant, which is often not detected prior to surgery, and the spinning blade of the morcellators could spread deadly cancer and worsen patient outcomes, the FDA had warned.

Yep, micro medical weed whackers.
 
2014-08-01 01:35:10 PM  

wildcardjack: You mean to say that chopping up lumps of potentially malignant tumors in-situ might be a bad idea because they might become turbo cancer and grow everywhere? I have a feeling the whole medical industry has a fear of putting their hand up and saying "is this really a good idea?"


True... a big paradigm shift in cancer treatments in the last 10 years, where doctors are increasingly hesitant to surgically excise a tumor in favor of first trying to tackle the issue with radiation and/or chemo.
 
2014-08-01 02:05:05 PM  

Arkanaut: "Power morcellators" sounds like something that might get featured on "Tool Time".


Agh agh argh!

/pictures of Heidi?
 
2014-08-01 02:31:41 PM  
I'm hanging onto my power morcellator as a collectors item.
 
2014-08-01 02:41:50 PM  
But now how will they sell the cure for it?!?!? How dare they stifle job creation!
 
2014-08-01 03:22:42 PM  
No, they're recalling a device that may expose them to liability. The 99.9% of patients who could benefit from the technology won't, so that the company doesn't have deal with the lawyers of the other 0.01%. So glad to be out of that business. Every possible medical treatment has potential risks and benefits. We had patients who insisted on having procedures (with small but real and known potential for complications) done. They'd be scheduled for surgery on a Monday and their lawyers would send a letter on Tuesday. Including sometimes when the surgery had been cancelled.
 
2014-08-01 05:18:15 PM  
Oh look Johnson and Johnson made another device that doesn't work and can cause suffering. How totally expected.
/No I'm not bitter at all about the bad bladder mesh made by them that my mother got.
//Not at all bitter it took away her independence after it eroded into her bladder,nope not me.
 
2014-08-01 10:09:57 PM  
Wow, women are filthy.

'gina flora/fauna weed whackers. Yeah, that's nasty.
 
2014-08-02 04:28:59 PM  
Apparently J&J learned not very much from P&G's bungling the Rely tampon debacle.
 
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