“48,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Some of these women (or rarely, men) are misdiagnosed. Survival rates are much higher when the disease is caught in the initial stages so early diagnosis is extremely important.”
What Is Breast Cancer & What Are The Symptoms?
Breast cancer can be defined as the abnormal growth of cells in the breast area. These growths usually affect the glands but can also occur in the fatty connective tissue. Symptoms of breast cancer can include:
- Presence of lumps in the breast
- Unexplained pain in the breast or armpit
- Presence of a rash around the nipple
- Discharge from the nipple
- Change in size or appearance of the breast
If you notice any of the above symptoms, visit your GP as soon as possible.
Misdiagnosis: Can I Make A Claim?
It is your doctor’s responsibility to ensure that standards of care are upheld. If you have been misdiagnosed, you may not receive the treatment you urgently need. In relation to breast cancer, failure to identify the disease in the early stages can lead to the following:
- Mastectomy: the removal or partial removal of the breast. If your disease was not diagnosed in the early stages, this could be your only option for treatment
- Inappropriate medication: some medication can have severe side effects which may unnecessarily increase your suffering
- Issues with chemotherapy: the incorrect administering of chemotherapy may waste valuable time and cause unnecessary suffering
If you believe you are the victim of medical negligence, call us today and we will explain the entire process free of charge.
Why Lance Mason?
Lance Mason has an exceptional reputation for dealing with your medical negligence claims.
Medical negligence can prolong your suffering and may result in financial losses as a result of you being unable to work. We can tell you if you have a valid claim and tailor our advice to suit your situation. The claims process doesn’t have to be daunting and long-winded; our solicitors will keep it simple.
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