Cancer Deaths On The Decline
A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reports that deaths are on the decline for both men and women. Between 2010 and 2014, cancer deaths for men decreased 1.8%, women 1.4% and 1.6% for children. The decline is attributed to treatments, early detection and prevention.
As much as early detection can improve a patient outcome, it involves the patient and doctor working together to diagnose. If you have certain symptoms and feel as if your doctor may not be addressing your concerns, you have the right to see any other doctor for their expert opinion.
Some patients, however, go through a different cancer diagnosis experience. Had their diagnosis been determined sooner, they may have retained function, avoided amputation, or had a longer life span.
If you or your loved one had a delayed cancer diagnosis that has impacted their quality of life, or resulted in death, contact our firm. The medical malpractice team at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan will begin an immediate investigation into your case.