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The importance of an early cancer diagnosis

| Mar 9, 2016 | Failure To Diagnose & Misdiagnosis

Nobody wants to get cancer, but if this must happen it is important that it is diagnosed as soon as possible. When this occurs, your chance of survival is much greater.

Unfortunately, early detection does not always take place. There are times when a doctor ignores a patient’s symptoms, for instance, thus missing an opportunity to make a diagnosis in a timely manner.

All types of cancer are dangerous, with the following among the most common: melanoma, breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer.

It is not uncommon for a doctor to tell a person that he or she does not have cancer. For instance, colon cancer could be attributed to hemorrhoids or some other basic medical concern, such as constipation.

It is the responsibility of the doctor to take as much caution as necessary, as it is better to be safe than sorry. Even so, some medical professionals neglect to do so.

When a doctor misses the opportunity to make a cancer diagnosis, the patient is put in a much worse position. Every day matters when dealing with a situation that is this serious.

If you feel that your cancer was not diagnosed in a timely manner, it is important to learn more about your legal rights. We have helped many people in your situation receive compensation for this mistake. While you have enough on your plate at this time, you don’t want to let your medical professional get away with a mistake that could cause you a lot of harm. Contact us online or via phone for more information, advice, and professional guidance.

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