1/30/2012Patients who suffer from the misdiagnosis of thyroid cancer have a lot to lose. Thyroid cancer is relatively easy to diagnose and treat. It can be found at an early stage in many patients. When thyroid cancer is detected at Stage I or Stage II the five year survival rate is close to 100%. However, that survival rate changes significantly when the patient is the victim of medical malpractice. Failure to diagnose thyroid cancer changes everything.
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Failure to Diagnose Thyroid Cancer Significantly Decreases a Patient’s Chances of Survival
According to the American Cancer Society, the survival rate for Stage I or Stage II thyroid cancers is nearly 100% while the survival rate for Stage IV thyroid cancer is significantly lower. Patients who suffer from Papillary thyroid cancer have a 51% chance of surviving five years if they are diagnosed at Stage IV. Likewise, patients who suffer from Follicular thyroid cancer have a 50% chance of survival, and patients who have Stage IV Medullary thyroid cancer have just a 28% chance of surviving five years.
Contact an Atlanta Lawyer if You’ve Been the Victim of Medical Malpractice / Failure to Diagnose
If your thyroid cancer should’ve been caught earlier and you suffered because of a thyroid cancer misdiagnosis, then you may have important legal rights. To learn more about your rights, please read our FREE book: Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Errors, which is available on our website. Please call an Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer at 1.770.518.1133 for a free consultation.
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