Q: Im in remission, but Ive heard my cancer may come back in the future. I want to change doctors. Is there anything special I should do so that any new cancer is diagnosed early?
A:Taking a proactive approach to your healthcare is an important start if you are switching doctors after a cancer diagnosis. If you are switching doctors, it is important to provide your new doctor with copies of your medical records including, but not limited to: pathology reports from any biopsies, operative reports, hospital discharge summaries, and descriptions of any treatments such as radiation or chemotherapy.
Your new doctor has a duty of care to you and should be aware that cancer may reemerge. If your doctor fails to order appropriate screenings or diagnostic tests and you are harmed as a result, then it is important to contact experienced failure to diagnose attorneys.
Failure to diagnose attorneys will advise you of your rights and help you understand whether you have a cause of action and may be entitled to damages for the misdiagnosis of cancer. To learn more about whether your cancer should’ve been caught earlier, please read our FREE book: I Have Cancer Should it Have Been Caught Earlier, and please call our Atlanta failure to diagnose lawyers directly at 1.770.518.1133 for a free consultation about your potential cancer malpractice case.