Cancer is everywhere and affects pretty much every family. In fact, the National Cancer Institute says one in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. That’s a very frightening reality. While there are numerous types of cancers, some can be much more devastating than others.
That’s why it makes sense that early diagnosis is very important. While sometimes symptoms are hard to detect, in many cases there are specific symptoms that a knowledgeable doctor can spot. Spotting those symptoms early and providing a proper diagnosis can save a person’s life.
If a doctor fails to notice these symptoms early, the cancer may progress quickly and eventually lead to death. Family members may wonder how something like this can happen and where they can turn for help. Although some families may feel uncomfortable accusing a doctor of medical malpractice, it may be warranted. The hope is that the medical professional learns from the incident, and that a similar tragic incident doesn’t hurt another family.
Many cancers, such as breast cancer, uterine cancer and prostate cancer, can be treatable if they are caught in the early stages. Unfortunately, that window can be very narrow. If you have lost a loved one due to a delayed cancer diagnosis, you may want to discuss your case with an attorney. The attorney can investigate the details of your case and the medical professionals involved to see if there is any evidence of medical negligence that may have led to the death of your loved one.