Misdiagnosis of Cancer
Guidance from Houston Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Cancer misdiagnosis is one of the most devastating incidents of medical malpractice that a patient can endure. When cancer is incorrectly diagnosed or a doctor fails to diagnose a condition in a timely manner, it can result in life-threatening repercussions. Early intervention is necessary to help reduce the risk of the cancer spreading.
Some of the most commonly misdiagnosed cancers include:
- Inflammatory Breast Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
Since these cancers are extremely common (one in eight women develop breast cancer), it can be easy for medical professionals to “overlook” key symptoms or misread test results. A delayed or incorrect diagnoses can allow the cancer to spread, making it very serious.
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Causes of Cancer Misdiagnosis
When a doctor is negligent, patients often suffer serious consequences. In the case of cancer misdiagnosis, these consequences may be fatal.
Cancer may be misdiagnosed due to the following medical issues:
- Faulty cancer screening / diagnostic tests
- Failure to correctly or thoroughly read test results
- Lack of investigation into family and medical history
- Failure to refer a patient to a more qualified specialist
- Incorrectly handled tests or test results
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