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Medical Malpractice Lawyer -- Use of PET Scan in Patients with Colon Cancer

In a study published in the September 2008 issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, researchers found that treatment plans for more than one-half of colon cancer patients tested were changed after positron emission tomography (PET) scanning was performed on the patient.  This was the largest multi-institutional study performed to date examining the impact of PET scanning in changing treatment management in patients with recurrent colo-rectal cancer.  One of the lead researchers involved in the study commented that "these results are compelling and indicate that PET should be more widely available to patients."

If you've been diagnosed with colon cancer or some other cancer such as breast cancer or cervical cancer, and you want to find out if your cancer was diagnosed as soon as it should have been or if you are getting the cancer treatment you deserve, call us at 412-471-4300 , or email us.  At Berger & Lagnese, our attorneys specialize in medical malpractice, and work on 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 answers you deserve.