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In past generations, a diagnosis of cancer meant certain death in most cases. Over the last few decades, great strides have been made in the fight against cancer. Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment have meant that many people have been cured of cancer or that their cancer has gone into long-term remission. A delayed diagnosis of cancer can hinder or prevent the necessary treatment of the disease and can result in serious complications or death.
An early diagnosis of skin cancer or breast cancer often means simply that a person will need surgery followed by radiation or chemotherapy and ongoing preventive measures thereafter. Hodgkin’s disease and certain other cancers are up to 95 percent curable when detected early. These same illnesses, left undiagnosed, can cause devastation: a painful, early death. In many cases, a delayed diagnosis equals medical malpractice.
Common medical errors in the treatment of cancer include misreadings of mammograms or MRI images. Doctors can also fail to biopsy a lump on your body that they thought was a cyst. Doctors can also not order proper blood tests.
A delayed diagnosis of cancer may naturally cause you and your family much unnecessary grief as well as great expense. Call Jacobs & Jacobs (203) 777-2300 or contact us online to discuss your injuries or a loved one’s wrongful death. We fight for the results you deserve.