With a disease as serious as cancer, you would think that all medical professionals would do whatever it takes to diagnose this potentially deadly disease as soon as possible.
Despite the fact that doctors are aware of the seriousness of a cancer diagnosis, they often overlook telltale signs that this is the problem. And for that reason, the patient doesn’t receive the care they need.
There are a variety of reasons why doctors may fail to diagnose cancer, including but not limited to:
If you’ve come to find that your doctor didn’t diagnose your cancer in a timely manner, the first thing you should do is talk to them about your concerns. At the same time, seek a second opinion from a more qualified professional.
Even though your diagnosis was delayed, there’s still treatment available. You want to get started as soon as possible.
As time allows during your treatment, learn more about the reason for the failed diagnosis and what you can do to protect your legal rights. You may be in position to take legal action against your former medical professional.