Introduction: Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the second leading malpractice-related condition
with most lawsuits arising out of misdiagnosis and delayed treatment.
One problem is that a mammogram may be negative, even for women with
a breast lump, but a negative mammogram does not definitively rule out breast cancer.
Further tests are necessary.
Another problem is that women under 50 can get breast cancer,
but many doctors will assume a diagnosis of breast fibrocystic disease
because of their age.
Researching symptoms of Breast Cancer: Further information about the symptoms of Breast Cancer is available including a list of symptoms of Breast Cancer, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Breast Cancer, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.
Misdiagnosis and Breast Cancer: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Breast Cancer, failure to diagnose Breast Cancer, underlying causes of Breast Cancer (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases
Treatments for Breast Cancer: Various information is available about treatments available for Breast Cancer, prevention of Breast Cancer, current research about Breast Cancer treatments, or research treatments for other diseases.
Statistics and Breast Cancer:
Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Breast Cancer,
prevalence and incidence statistics for Breast Cancer,
and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.
Last revision: April 9, 2003
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