Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis of Uterine Cancer

Cancer that affects the uterus can have a high survival rate at early stages, but may progress to a point where symptoms are severe and treatment is virtually impossible. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, we represent women affected by misdiagnosis of endometrial and uterine cancer, as well as families that have lost loved ones because of medical negligence.

Diagnosing Uterine Cancer

Endometrial and uterine cancers can often be diagnosed in their earliest stages. That is because early onset often results in clear symptoms. Women with this type of cancer will typically bleed between menstrual cycles. Bleeding can also occur in post-menopausal women whose periods have stopped. Other symptoms of uterine cancer include pelvic pain, pain during intercourse and unintended weight loss.

Doctors should also be aware of certain risk factors that are commonly associated with uterine cancer such as irregular ovulation, never having been pregnant, obesity, advanced age and diabetes. When these risk factors are present, doctors should be sure to perform proper screening to catch cancer as soon as possible.

While certain tests such as transvaginal ultrasound or an MRI of the pelvis are helpful in diagnosing uterine cancer, if uterine cancer is truly suspected, an endometrial biopsy should be performed to make a definitive diagnosis. As with most types of malignancies, the key to defeating cancer and putting it into remission is early detection. Therefore, doctors need to be mindful of the symptoms of uterine and endometrial cancer and the tests available to help diagnose these diseases before they become more advanced.

Misdiagnosis of Uterine Cancer? Contact Us for a Free Consultation.

If you believe your doctor may have delayed diagnosis and/or treatment of uterine cancer, please contact the attorneys at DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers in New York for a free consultation. Call 315-479-9000 or contact us online. We offer evening and weekend appointments as well as home and hospital visits.