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Is that cancer diagnosis accurate?

You go to the doctor and are diagnosed with cancer. You feel a whole wave of emotions, but it never occurs to you to assume that the doctor could be wrong. You trust them. You came for a professional opinion and now you have it. You've begun thinking about the next steps you'll need to take.

Experience causes medical professionals not to question mistakes

When a doctor comes up with the wrong diagnosis or fails to diagnose a clear problem, he or she may not be acting alone. This is often something of a team effort, and other members of the team may be able to catch the mistake.

Explaining why cancer can be misdiagnosed

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is one of the most frightening, stressful and difficult times in a person's life. You might not know what to expect when it comes to treatment, care and other avenues taken by your doctor. But, what if your cancer has been misdiagnosed? How can you spot the signs of a possible misdiagnosis? Let's take a look at those signs in today's post so you know if you have been misdiagnosed.

When is a doctor at fault for a delayed diagnosis?

Medical doctors don't have the magical ability to diagnose every illness perfectly. Nevertheless, doctors do have a duty to their patients to follow standard medical procedure. In this respect, they need to ask specific questions, check certain areas of the body and perform specific tests depending on the answers to their questions. They should also keep investigating the ailment until they have arrived at a similar answer and diagnosis to that of any other reasonable doctor.

Woman sues over false positive cancer screening and surgeries

Misinformation is awful for patients, because it means they don't know the actual state of their health. They make decisions based on this information, which could be inaccurate. For a woman in Oregon, that meant that she thought she had a diagnosis that she, in reality, did not.

Is it malpractice? Here's 2 things to consider

Failing to diagnose a patient isn't always a sign of malpractice, but there are times when it is. As someone who now has an advanced stage of cancer, you may not be sure why your previous complaints and tests didn't signal that something was wrong. Your medical provider assured you that you were fine.

Artificial intelligence could help eliminate missed diagnoses

So many things are changing in the world of technology that it's no surprise that medicine is benefiting. Artificial intelligence (AI) can help provide accurate diagnoses and reduce the number of mistakes made in the medical setting.

Have you been diagnosed with asthma? It might not be

It may be a shock to be diagnosed with a chronic breathing condition like asthma. Asthma has long-term implications; it's not something you can recover from. Yes, it's controllable for most people, but it's still a condition with the potential to cause life-threatening conditions in minutes.

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