Scottsdale Misdiagnosis of Breast Cancer Lawyers
According to the National Cancer Institute, an American woman has a 12 percent chance of developing breast cancer sometime in her life. A woman has a higher chance of developing breast cancer after the age of 50. While developments have been made in the treatment of breast cancer, it is still a very serious disease. Treatment is most effective when the cancer is diagnosed early and aggressive treatment begins. Unfortunately, an early diagnosis does not always happen.
If your doctor failed to diagnose breast cancer and your condition worsened, or if you have lost a loved one because a doctor failed to diagnose breast cancer, the Arizona law firm of Knapp & Roberts is here to help.
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Medical Negligence and Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer
A monthly self-exam is an important way for women to detect signs of breast cancer. If there is an abnormality, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible for testing. While a mammogram can detect anatomical changes in the breast, additional testing should be done when a lump or mass is found to rule out malignancy.
Unfortunately, doctors make mistakes that threaten the health of women who have breast cancer. Specific examples include:
- Failing to recognize signs and symptoms of breast cancer
- Failing to order a mammogram
- Failing to order additional testing if a lump or mass is present
- Delaying treatment
- Misreading test results
Early diagnosis of breast cancer is important to effectively treat the disease. If you have suffered because your doctor ignored signs and symptoms of breast cancer or failed to accurately treat you, you should talk to a medical malpractice attorney about your legal options. If you have lost a family member due to failure to diagnose or treat breast cancer, we can help you pursue a wrongful death claim.
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