Early detection is the number one factor that impacts a positive outcome for cancer treatment. That’s why the discussion of a delay or failure to diagnosis cancer is so important to anyone who is suffering from cancer or has a loved one who is. The ‘C’ word, cancer, is something you never want to hear from your physician. If you have received a diagnosis of cancer and it’s not in the beginning stages, it’s normal to question what your doctor could have done to find the cancer sooner. The prevalence of delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose raises questions about physicians everywhere including in Atlanta and elsewhere in the state of Georgia.
Cancer is a group of more than 100 different diseases. Even with all of the different types of cancer medical advances make the ability to detect and diagnose it more effective all the time. Because of the advancements in detection ability, it is even more difficult to accept a doctor’s failure to diagnose or to diagnose in a timely manner, but still it happens.
Some of the types of cancer that doctors commonly fail to diagnose include: Cervical, Colon, Breast, Prostate, and Esophageal. Each of these types of cancer has either very distinctive symptoms, established effective detection methods, or both. Another thing that each of these types of cancer has in common is that with early detection the prognosis is good. That’s why timely and accurate diagnosis is essential. If you or a loved one have received a diagnosis of cancer and you think that the outcome isn’t as good as it could be because of a delayed or misdiagnosis please contact the medical malpractice attorneys at Robbins Law, PC.