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Colon cancer the second leading cause of cancer-related death in United States today

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States.  According to the American Cancer Society, 49,960 people are expected to die in 2008 from colorectal cancer.  Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is also the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States.  The American Cancer Society estimates that about 108,070 new cases of colon cancer and 40,740 new cases of rectal cancer will be diagnosed in 2008, many by a screening colonoscopy.  Overall the lifetime risk for developing colorectal cancer is about 1 in 19 (5.4%).  This risk is slightly higher for men than for women.The lawyers at Berger & Lagnese have successfully handled numerous medical malpractice cases involving the failure to timely diagnose and treat colon cancer.

If you suspect that your colon cancer was not missed, misdiagnosed, or improperly treated, please call us at 412-471-4300 or email us.  At Berger & Lagnese, our attorneys specialize in medical malpractice cases in Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Uniontown, Beaver, Erie, and Washington PA.  Our team of lawyers will find out what happened with your medical care and will get you the honest truth about your medical care.