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Cancer Misdiagnosis 

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in U.S. along on the list with car accidents and cardiovascluar diseases. This specific disease is so impactful as it induced millions of deaths yearly that has affected millions of families across U.S. It could be fatal in its late stages and researchers stated that and encourages patients that the effort of early detection is a key factor for achieving the best clinical outcome for its most form of the said health condition. But this condition of early prevention is not met by the general patient stricken with cancer as they face delays of diagnosis due to personal negligence and even experience errors by the medical institution or professional itself which allows a specific disease to be worsen overtime and even dealt differently. 

Cancer misdiagnosis has not receive enough attention even its occurrence has been displaying fear and anxiety among patients, according to a report, there is an estimated 10% to 20% cases of cancer were misdiagnosed and some these misdiagnoses caused deaths which are all preventable, given that cases of form of malpractice is high. Also, one study found out that about 28% of the blunders committed on cancer patients were life threatening or life-changing (either results in death or disabilities). 

Cancer misdiagnosis or any form of misdiagnosis is part of collective notion that falls under malpractice, it is a medical term where it occurs when a medical or health care professional has committed negligence during his/her duty on taking care of someone or has lowered his/her form of care from the standards promised in their profession that has resulted in injury, another illness, or even death of a patient. Other forms of malpractice, aside from misdiagnosis, are wrong treatment, error in aftercare, health management, and medications. 

How is Cancer Misdiagnosed? 

Cancer misdiagnosis can happen through many means as it contributed many factors for it to happen. Sometimes, people were mistaken to be diagnosed with cancer and found out they actually don't have one and it can occur vise versa which are both emotionally, mentall, and financially wearing out someone. In addition, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, lung, breast, and colorectal cancers were involved in estimated 10% of physician-reported errors. 

Here are some common misdiagnosis means which most patient have experienced: 

  • Misinterpretation or even ignoring of symptoms 

  • Misevaluation of Medical Scans 

  • Tests ran were badly conducted 

  • Poor communication between labs and physician or experts 

  • Failure to perform specific and crucial examinations

How to deal with Cancer Misdiagnosis?

Following what the doctor found out in your first diagnosis, it is hard to accept things in general wherein you thought you were fine and you did everything necessary to stay healthy and even checked your family's cancer history as an assurance of your slim chance of getting cancer but the diagnosis and laboratory findings said so that you have cancer. To assert that findings, you may want to ask for a second opinion from another medical institution. Here are some things to take note when to ask for a second opinion, it includes:

  • The doctor isn't sure about the type and extent of your cancer

  • Your cancer is rare and not your first doctor's specialty

  • If you believe there are other options for treatment

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