Monday, 4 July 2011

Delayed Diagnosis Of Breast Cancer Cases And Medical Malpractice

There are two types of problems (1) does not perform diagnostic tests to rule out cancer when he felt a lump in the chest and (2) a misinterpretation of a mammogram. If a doctor makes these mistakes and thus delay the detection of the spread of cancer, women may have a claim on medical errors.
Perhaps the first mistake made by doctors not to perform diagnostic tests to show that when a woman is a mass was found during a breast self-examination is carried out if the doctor admits to examine a lump in the breast screening clinic. Some doctors recommend to women that this is just a benign cyst, usually under 40 and without a family history of breast cancer.

Unfortunately, although new cases of breast cancer occur in women over fifty years, and young women diagnosed with breast cancer every day. It is impossible to exclude the presence of cancer only to have a clinical breast exam. For this reason, doctors perform diagnostic tests to determine if the mass is cancerous. Diagnostic tests that the doctor may order a mammogram, biopsy or aspiration. If the patient has breast cancer, lack of follow-up tests may lead to the growth and spread of cancer.

The errors are most likely made by the physicians misinterpreted mammograms. The mammograms used to detect breast abnormalities that can be caused by cancer control. The mammograms produce images of the breast using X-ray of the patient's chest is compressed. The resulting images are examined by a doctor in the structure or changes that may be cancerous. Unfortunately, doctors can miss what is literally for them. Sometimes doctors miss defects that appear on a mammogram. In other cases, the doctors diagnosed the disorder and cancer without further investigation for possible biopsy to rule out cancer.

One of the mistakes described above can cause delays in the diagnosis of cancer in women. The longer the detection of breast cancer is delayed, the greater the likelihood that cancer will spread and reach an advanced stage. When cancer spreads, treatment options available for women decreases. In addition, the 5-year survival of women, the most likely live at least five years after diagnosis, even with treatment, which reduces significantly.

In phase III, is 55%. In Stage IV, can be as low as 20%. If cancer is detected in time, 5-year survival of more than eighty percent, perhaps as high as over 95% when it was discovered in time.

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