Artificial intelligence in medicine is still a long ways off

“Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.”
– Sir William Osler

Two people presented to my clinic on the same day with classic symptoms of head and neck cancer.

Each reported several weeks of unilateral throat discomfort, ear pain, and a neck mass. Each was having some trouble swallowing and had changed his diet to accommodate the soreness. When they opened their mouths, each had a mass with a tinge of blood visible in his throat. Red flags were everywhere.

Here are more things they had in common.

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