Category Archives: Cancer Misdiagnosis

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Are Diagnostic Errors Medical Malpractice?

Medical mistakes are responsible for an estimated 251,000 to 450,000 deaths in the US each year. Diagnostic errors are the most common type of medical mistake by health care providers. However, there are multiple types of diagnostic errors that could harm you or a loved one. The different types of diagnostic errors include but are not limited to: Missed diagnosis: You could be discharged from the hospital when you are…
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Could I Lose a Limb If My Doctor Fails to Diagnose Cancer?

In late May, WVLT-TV reported on the story of a Tennessee woman whose doctor failed to diagnose cancer in her foot. Reportedly, the woman is urging anyone who has a lump or any type of medical issue that they suspect could be serious to have it checked out and always get a second opinion. After she had a doctor check out her foot, he said she had a cyst. However,…
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What If My Doctor Failed to Diagnose Colon Cancer?

Fox 4, a Fox affiliate in Beaumont, Texas recently featured a story involving a colon cancer misdiagnosis where a doctor mistakenly diagnosed cancer as hemorrhoids. The story was part of an investigation Fox 4 was conducting on how colon cancer is impacting the younger generation. The woman whose colon cancer was misdiagnosed as hemorrhoids is only 27 years old. In the year leading up to her cancer misdiagnosis, the woman…
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How Did Eight Doctors Fail to Diagnose a Mother’s Breast Cancer?

How could eight doctors handle the same woman’s case and each fail to diagnose breast cancer? That is what a judge in Florida was asking recently when he ruled in favor of a woman in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving cancer misdiagnosis. The single mother of two will recover $21.6 million as a result of the verdict. However, that money will be for her children. Her cancer was not caught in…
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How Marilu Henner Saved Her Husband’s Life After a Bladder Cancer Misdiagnosis

When Marilu Henner’s husband, Michael Brown, began showing signs of bladder cancer, despite his doctor claiming it was not serious, she pushed him to get a second opinion. The second opinion revealed what Michael’s doctor had missed, which is that he had a life-threatening form of bladder cancer. Thankfully, Michael’s bladder cancer was treatable and he has been in remission for 14 years. However, what if Marilu had not pushed…
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Are Thyroid Cancer Screenings Putting Patients at Risk of Misdiagnosis?

Could thyroid cancer screenings be doing more harm than good? NPR reported on a story involving the results of a US Preventative Services Task Force investigation that concluded just that. According to the NPR report, none of the major medical organizations recommend thyroid cancer screenings. In addition, in a US Preventative Services Task Force report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, they recommended people do not undergo…
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Cancer Misdiagnosis: Breast Cancer Misdiagnosed as Skin Rash?

Breast cancer misdiagnosed as a skin rash? While it might seem unlikely, it happened to a woman recently and now she is working to raise awareness to help prevent others from suffering the same fate. Two years ago, the woman, whose story was featured in a KARE-TV report, noticed a slight discoloration that looked similar to a sunburn on the side of one of her breasts. She had it examined…
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Are Breast Cancer Diagnoses Costing Women Their Jobs?

Earlier this year, PBS featured a report revealing that poor women diagnosed with breast cancer are more likely to lose their jobs during cancer treatment. Why Are Poor Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Losing Their Jobs? In addition to telling the personal stories of women who were diagnosed with breast cancer and lost their jobs during cancer treatment, the PBS report provides statistics from a study published in Monday in…
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One in Five Patients with Serious Medical Conditions Misdiagnosed?

The Washington Post recently published the results of a research study that claims 20 percent of patients with serious medical conditions are discovered to have been misdiagnosed following a second opinion. The medical misdiagnosis numbers included in the Post article were based on patients who visited the Mayo Clinic for second opinions. Reportedly, in addition to the 20 percent of patients who discovered their primary care provider had misdiagnosed them,…
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When Should You Get a Second Opinion on a Cancer Diagnosis?

As we have discussed previously on this blog, cancer misdiagnosis devastates the lives of victims and their families. In some cases, women undergo unnecessary breast removal surgery, because they were mistakenly diagnosed with cancer, and in other situations, patients lose valuable treatment time because a doctor failed to diagnose cancer. Either way, the lives of victims and their families will never be the same. Therefore, it is crucial that patients…
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