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Category Archives: Delayed Diagnosis

While most people think about delayed cancer diagnosis cases in relation to adults who seek an accurate diagnosis from a health care provider after experiencing symptoms or following a routine screening procedure, it is important to know that a delayed cancer diagnosis can also affect younger people, including children. Indeed, delayed pediatric cancer diagnoses occur, …

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Early detection of colon cancer is key to survival. Most colon cancer begins in polyps found in the colon, which can be removed during or after screening. Although not all polyps will become cancerous, many will. Removing them protects the patient and is relatively easy. For this reason, the American Cancer Society recommends that people …

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Learning that you experienced a delayed cancer diagnosis is devastating. When you see a doctor and seek an accurate diagnosis of a symptom, or when you attend all of your routine screening appointments, you should be able to expect that you will receive a clear diagnosis or that your health care provider will properly recognize …

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A delayed cancer diagnosis is often devastating for a patient and for their family members. Much too frequently, when a delayed cancer diagnosis occurs, a patient seeks an accurate diagnosis from a primary care physician or even sees a specialist, only to receive the wrong diagnosis. As a result of the misdiagnosis, the patient’s cancer …

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Nobody should ever have to learn that an illness has worsened or became terminal because of a delayed diagnosis. Yet, much too often healthcare providers make diagnostic mistakes and patients suffer the consequences with a delayed cancer diagnosis. When cancer is not diagnosed in a timely manner, it can spread and can become more difficult …

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Early detection and diagnosis of cancer can make a dramatic difference in the long-term prognosis for patients. As explained by the National Cancer Institute, when cancer and other types of problematic tissues are found early they “may be easier to treat.” As cancer starts to spread, the challenges increase and prognosis worsens. If you go …

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According to data from the National Cancer Institute, nearly 40 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their life. While a cancer diagnosis is always frightening, the long term prognosis varies dramatically. The outlook will depend on the specific type of cancer and how early it was detected. Early detection …

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A delayed cancer diagnosis can have life-threatening consequences. While the negligence of medical professionals is one reason why such delays occur, other reasons are the fear and procrastination of individuals. The New York Times once reported on a survey of 500 cancer survivors. Out of that group, “more than half of them delayed seeking treatment …

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With January being Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, it is important for women in New York to understand the importance of being screened for this disease. All too often, patients become victims of a delayed diagnosis of cervical cancer. In such cases, the late diagnosis can drastically limit a woman’s likely rate of survival, according to …

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Rare neuroendocrine tumors are extremely serious. They must be diagnosed and treated early on in order to prevent more serious harm from occurring. However, far too often, neuroendocrine tumors are misdiagnosed, or a diagnosis is significantly delayed. If this has happened to you, and you have suffered harm as a result, reach out to our …

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