Missed Cancer Diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis is frightening news especially when diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer with a decreased life-expectancy.  For most cancers, early diagnosis and treatment is the key to maximizing life-expectancy.  If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, you may wonder if the cancer should have been diagnosed sooner.  Perhaps it was clear that something was wrong and the medical providers failed to fully appreciate your complaints until it was too late allowing the cancer to grow and/or spread.  Perhaps you or a loved one received medical attention for a seemingly unrelated ailment and cancer should have been considered, but was not.  Perhaps cancer is genetic and runs in your family but your medical providers failed to appreciate that you were at an increased.

Patients are often faced with advanced forms of cancer that could have and should have been diagnosed and treated at an earlier time.  Because of the delay in diagnosis of cancer, the patient then must endure more invasive treatment and decreased life-expectancy.  Cancer treatments are improving as we understand more about how cancers work, but progress in this area does not necessarily work for more advanced cancers.

The following are some of the types of cancers:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Myeloma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer

At Raymond & Raymond, Ltd., we understand the impact cancer can have on you or a loved one and your family.  We believe that early diagnosis and treatment, before the cancer is allowed to grow and spread, is the key to effective treatment, and will fight to find answers and hold medical providers accountable for sub-standard care as it relates to delay in diagnosis of cancer.

If you believe you or a loved one’s cancer diagnosis could have or should have been made at an earlier time, please contact our firm for a free consultation to see if we can help.  It would be a privilege to provide justice for you and your family.