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Category Archives: Delayed Diagnosis

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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A misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis is a common medical mistake that impacts the lives of patients and their families in Albany and across the country. As NBC News reports, “most Americans” will receive a delayed or wrong diagnosis at some point in their lifetime. Citing a report by the National Academy of Medicine, NBC …

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