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Potential cancer warning signs

Different types of cancer do come with very different symptoms and warning signs, and it's important to keep that in mind if you think you may be suffering from the disease. Do not expect it to always appear exactly the same. Below are a few of the most common signs, but remember that this is not an exhaustive list.

Asymmetry is a warning sign for skin cancer

Skin cancer is a very common skin disease, and it can often be treated to prevent any long-term ramifications. It's sometimes just a simple matter of removing the cancerous spot through surgery, and the recovery time may be a few weeks with stitches. Every case is different, of course, but acting quickly is the key. You want to catch skin cancer during the early stages.

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.

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