Early cancer treatment may successfully eliminate cancerous cells and possibly stop those cells from spreading to other parts of the body. Medical professionals encourage regular medical tests such as pap smears (for cervical cancer), mammograms (for breast cancer), colonoscopy (for colon cancer), among others for early cancer detection.In addition to medical tests, there are some common cancer warning signs that indicate cancerous cells may be present in a particular region of your body. If you’ve noticed changes in your body such as unexplained weight gain or loss, lumps or inflammation, talk to your doctor. A biopsy will likely be required to test suspicious cells so that a physician can make an official diagnosis.Once cancerous cells are detected, you should begin treatments immediately. The treatment therapy for your cancer diagnosis will depend on several factors including the type of cancer, the area or areas affected, and what stage the cancer is in. Some of the common methods used to treat cancerous cells include:
- radiation therapy;
- hormone therapy;
- biological therapy; and
Unfortunately the tests required to detect cancer, especially early on, can be misread or improperly administered, which can lead to a failure to diagnose cancer. In the event this occurs, you may be eligible to file an Illinois medical malpractice claim with a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer to recover compensation for the additional injury and harm this has caused you. When to Contact a Chicago Medical Malpractice LawyerIf you suffered injuries due to a physician’s negligence, such as the failure to diagnose your cancer, then a Chicago medical malpractice attorney from the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. can help you file a medical malpractice claim. Contact us today for a no-cost case evaluation – 312-263-1080.