The most commonly misdiagnosed types of cancer

5 of the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Types of Cancer

Modern medicine has made so much progress in the past one hundred years. We can now treat diseases and injuries that would have been life-threatening in the past.

However, this doesn’t mean that every illness is always caught and appropriately treated by doctors. Cancer is still one of the most commonly misdiagnosed or missed diseases, and the impact can be devastating to a patient.

We’ll answer the following questions:

  • What are some of the most commonly misdiagnosed types of cancer?
  • What are the different kinds of cancer misdiagnoses?
  • What are some of the reasons that a cancer misdiagnosis happens?

If you are suffering because your cancer was misdiagnosed, you may want to file a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit.

What are some of the most commonly misdiagnosed types of cancer?

These are some of the most commonly misdiagnosed types of cancer:

  • Lymphoma. Lymphoma is a cancer of the immune system and often gets missed because its symptoms often resemble the symptoms of a cold or other infection.
  • Breast cancer. With breast cancer, there are two separate issues. The first issue is that the doctor does not catch the cancer in time. The other issue is that breast cancer can also be overdiagnosed, meaning precancerous cells are removed unnecessarily.
  • Colon cancer. It is essential to catch colon cancer early, as the survival rate drops drastically when it progresses to stage 4.
  • Lung cancer. Lung cancer often gets misdiagnosed as the symptoms can resemble different issues such as COPD or asthma.
  • Skin cancer. Skin cancer can get missed for various reasons, including mimicking conditions such as eczema.

These are just some of the most commonly misdiagnosed types of cancer – other types of cancer can also be misdiagnosed. If you have cancer that has been misdiagnosed, then you may want to file a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit.

What are the different types of cancer misdiagnoses?

There are several different ways that a doctor can misdiagnose a cancer patient:

  1. The doctor diagnoses the wrong type of cancer. Unfortunately, there are over 100 different types of cancer a person can get! If a doctor diagnoses a patient with the wrong type of cancer, that patient will have to deal with their cancer progressing and may also be harmed by the treatment they are receiving.
  2. The doctor determines a patient does not have cancer when they actually do. The longer that cancer remains undiagnosed and untreated, the less likely it is a patient will be able to be treated successfully.
  3. The doctor diagnoses cancer when a patient does not actually have cancer. If a doctor diagnoses a patient with cancer when they don’t actually have it, they may be subjected to unnecessary and harmful treatments, including surgery and chemotherapy.

If you’ve been the victim of a cancer misdiagnosis, you should consult a malpractice lawyer to learn about filing a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit.

What are some of the reasons a cancer misdiagnosis happens?

Here are some of the more common causes of cancer misdiagnoses:

  • A doctor fails to perform appropriate tests or cancer screenings.
  • A technician administers a test incorrectly or misinterprets the results of a test.
  • A patient’s symptoms strongly resemble those of a different disease.
  • A doctor doesn’t perform a complete medical history on a patient, including learning about their family history of cancer.

How can Sommers Roth & Elmlaeh help me if I want to file a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit?

It can be devastating to learn that you have cancer, no matter what stage you receive your diagnosis. But if you receive your diagnosis early on, you have a much better chance of recovery.

If you have been the victim of a cancer misdiagnosis, you may want to file a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit. It can be tough to navigate the legal system by yourself, which is why it’s essential to consult with a medical misdiagnosis lawyer before you consider filing a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit.

When you meet with one of our experienced medical misdiagnosis lawyers, they will:

  • Talk to you about how a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit will work, including what must be proven for you to have a successful case.
  • Talk to you about their experience pursuing cancer misdiagnosis lawsuits and whether they recommend pursuing a case for you or not.
  • Talk to you about all the different ways they can support you during your cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit.

Battling cancer is exhausting for both a patient and their family. If you file a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit, you don’t want to spend your time and energy fighting a battle alone in court. That’s why it’s so important to have an experienced medical misdiagnosis lawyer by your side as you fight for the compensation you deserve.

A Cancer Misdiagnosis Can Be Devastating to Your Health

We’ve explained all of the following today:

  • What some of most common types of misdiagnosed cancer are. This includes lymphoma, breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, and skin cancer.
  • What the different types of cancer misdiagnoses are, including a missed diagnosis (where a patient has cancer, but the doctor doesn’t find it) and a wrong diagnosis (where the patient is diagnosed with the wrong cancer).
  • What some of the reasons are that a cancer misdiagnosis happens including a doctor’s failure to administer the correct tests or cancer screenings.

At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, we’re here for you if you want to file a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit. Our experienced medical misdiagnosis lawyers can help you understand what’s involved in filing a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit, what your chances of success are, and what kind of compensation you may be able to obtain.

Contact Us to Learn More About Filing a Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawsuit

If you’ve been the victim of a cancer misdiagnosis, then you may want to file a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit. Working with a medical misdiagnosis lawyer is the best way to ensure that your cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit will be successful.

To set up a free consultation with our firm and learn more about filing a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit, you can call us at 416-961-1212 or contact us online.

Hilik Elmaleh

Hilik practices in the area of civil litigation, with a particular focus on medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. he is a member of the law society of Ontario, the Canadian bar association, the American association for justice, the medical-legal society of Toronto and the Toronto lawyers association.

Hilik has been selected for inclusion in best lawyers Ontario and best lawyers Canada and is ranked as a leading practitioner in medical negligence law by expert, the Canadian legal expert directory.

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