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Undiagnosed and misdiagnosed cancer can lead to misery

On Behalf of | Oct 11, 2016 | Failure To Diagnose & Misdiagnosis

A person who is diagnosed with any form of cancer is likely ready to start getting treatments for the illness. But, what if you weren’t properly diagnosed? There is a chance that you could be missing out on treatments that could save or improve your life. That isn’t something that people want to think about, but it is a reality for some people.

We know that it is difficult to have to come to the realization that your cancer was misdiagnosed or went undiagnosed. This is most common with lymphoma, breast cancer, melanoma and sarcomas, as well as with cancers with an unknown point of origin. While those are the most common cancers associated with diagnostic errors, the patients who suffer from an incorrect diagnosis don’t have to stand by and just deal with the effects.

Instead, you can take action to hold the medical professional accountable for the issues that occurred with your diagnosis. A medical malpractice lawsuit is one way that you can do this. We can help you to learn about this option so that you can make an informed decision about what you want to do.

The fact is that any delay in getting treatment for cancer can lead to you having to go through treatments that are more difficult than what they would have been if you had been properly diagnosed. In some cases, the errors in diagnosing you could render a cancer that would have been treatable as being untreatable because it was allowed to spread and worsen without treatment. Those realities are the fuel that might lead you to take action right away.