Q: I’m currently breastfeeding my baby and I’ve discovered a lump in my breast. My doctor told me that it is likely due to breastfeeding and to come back when I’m done nursing, but I was worried and sought a second opinion after a few months. The second doctor found cancer. Should I contact an Atlanta breast cancer lawyer?
If the delay in diagnosing your breast cancer allowed the disease to progress, caused you physical harm, or decreased your chances of survival, then you should contact an experienced Atlanta breast cancer attorney. The first doctor who saw you may have been negligent in assuming that the lump in your breast was due to nursing a baby.
While most lumps in lactating women are due to nursing, they are not all benign. Breast cancer can occur while a woman is breastfeeding. Generally, a breast exam and mammogram is considered to be safe during the time a woman is breastfeeding. However, it is important that both the doctor performing the exam and the radiologist reading the mammogram results know that you are breastfeeding.
The failure to diagnose breast cancer while breastfeeding can be every bit as serious as the failure to diagnose breast cancer at other times in your life. If you have been hurt by a failure to diagnose, then please contact an experienced Atlanta breast cancer lawyer at 1.770.518.1133 and please read our FREE book: Breast Cancer: the Risks, the Signs, Diagnosis and Treatment to learn more from experienced Atlanta breast cancer misdiagnosis lawyers.