“Bowel cancer is one of the leading causes of deaths in the UK. At the same time, it is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed forms of cancer. If you are a victim of misdiagnosis, contact Lance Mason today for free advice.”
What Is Bowel Cancer?
The NHS defines bowel cancer as a cancer that begins in the large bowel. This includes growths and tumours that can spread to other parts of the body if left untreated. Symptoms include:
- Blood spots in your faeces
- Frequent bouts of constipation and diarrhoea
- Unexplained weight loss
If you are suffering with any of the symptoms listed above, you need to see your GP as soon as possible.
Who Is Vulnerable To Bowel Cancer?
- People who have bowel cancer in their family
- People over 60 years of age
- People who suffer with other bowel conditions
- People who have a poor diet
Why Is It Commonly Misdiagnosed?
The misdiagnosis of bowel cancer can be the result of short staffed hospitals and laboratories and the failure of GPs to monitor patients with a family history of bowel cancer. Some of the symptoms of bowel cancer are quite similar to those of other bowel conditions which another reason why many medical professionals fail to diagnose bowel cancer in the early stages.
Medical professionals are responsible for the health of their patients while they are under their care. If they do not take the appropriate steps to ensure that patients receive the correct treatment, they become liable to lawsuits. Bowel cancer is a very aggressive disease which further reinforces the need for early diagnosis. If you have been a victim of bowel cancer misdiagnosis, call our legal experts today for free advice.
Contact Our Legal Experts Today
The consequences of misdiagnosis can impact the prognosis of your disease. Lance Mason can assess the chances of your claim being successful and estimate how much compensation you are likely to receive. You can be confident knowing that you have the experts on your side.
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