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  • Liability for Failure to Diagnose Lung Cancer

    August 01, 2021

    Lung cancer is one of the most aggressive and deadly forms of cancer. If not caught and treated at an early stage, lung cancer can become difficult to treat and often ends up proving fatal. Unfortunately, many people who develop lung cancer do not realize they are sick until the cancer has progressed to a […]

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  • Can Colon Cancer Be Misdiagnosed?

    March 09, 2021

    Colon cancer refers to cancers that develop in the large intestine or in the rectum, typically from polyps, which are collections of cells that have the potential to lead to cancer. This is why colon cancer screening is critical, so that polyps can be identified and monitored before they develop into colon cancer.  Each year, […]

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  • Can Uterine Cancer Be Misdiagnosed?

    February 10, 2021

    No one ever wants to hear that they have cancer, but they especially never want to hear that it was originally misdiagnosed. As with the majority of medical conditions, cancer has a higher survival rate the earlier it is caught. If your uterine cancer was misdiagnosed or if you received a delayed diagnosis, you may […]

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  • Everything You Need to Know About a Cancer Misdiagnosis in PA

    February 13, 2020

    Experts estimate that one out of every two people will develop cancer at some point over their lifetime. Cancer wreaks havoc on both the body and mind, while also causing a lot of roadblocks in your personal life. If you thought a cancer diagnosis was bad, then you can only imagine the horror of being […]

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  • A Delayed Cancer Diagnosis: Common Causes and Consequences

    August 19, 2019

    Cancer Diagnosis Statistics Do you know anyone who has suffered from cancer? Global statistics indicate that almost four out of every ten people will get diagnosed with some form of cancer within their life. When you’re suffering, identifying and treating the cause is a time-sensitive matter. Delaying a diagnosis increases suffering, reduces the likelihood of […]

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  • Is Cancer Misdiagnosis Common?

    December 07, 2017

    There are harrowing stories of people who have fell victim to medical misdiagnosis. It is hard enough to be told you have cancer or another serious illness, but it can much worse to be told you are fine when you are not. Being misdiagnosed as healthy when in reality you are not could lead to […]

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  • Skin Cancer and How It Can Be Misdiagnosed

    November 16, 2017

    Recently, a Pittsburgh woman went to her doctor about a small skin growth on her forehead. Her dermatologist told her that it was nothing. Within a year, the growth spread across her forehead. She learned she had stage 3A melanoma. Later, she lamented the trust she placed in the first doctor’s assessment of her condition. […]

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  • The Most Misdiagnosed Cancers And Why They Are Missed

    November 07, 2017

    According to the Journal of Clinical Oncology, cancers get misdiagnosed up to 28 percent of the time. On top of that, there are some types of cancer that get misdiagnosed as much as 44 percent of the time.   This data is troubling for more than one reason. A misdiagnosis of any kind — cancer […]

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  • New Study Gives More Hope For Surviving Aggressive Prostate Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    New Study Gives More Hope for Surviving Aggressive Prostate Cancer It’s long been believed that patients with aggressive prostate cancer are not candidates for surgery.  A new study presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association found that surgery provides long-term cancer control in these cases.  Patients with the most aggressive form […]

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  • Majority Of Women Are Not Getting The Ovarian Cancer Treatment They Should

    March 22, 2017

    Majority of Women Are Not Getting the Ovarian Cancer Treatment They Should Two out of three women with ovarian cancer don’t receive treatment in accordance with National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, according to a meeting presentation that’s getting New York Times coverage. Using the California Cancer Registry, researchers identified some 13,000 patients who underwent oophorectomy […]

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