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What Atlanta Teens and Parents Should Know About Cancer Misdiagnosis

Imagine would what would happen if your teenage child didn’t feel well, went to the doctor, and suffered a cancer misdiagnosis. A cancer that may have been easy to treat is now left to grow in your child’s body. Treatment may become harder and chances of survival may be diminished. It is a tragic situation that no teenager, or parent, should have to face.

Yet, teenagers may face significant obstacles in getting a correct cancer diagnosis, according to a study presented at the Teenage Cancer Trust’s 2012 conference. The study, conducted in the United Kingdom, looked at what happens when 13 – 24 years olds begin to experience cancer symptoms. As a parent, it is important to know about the results of the study and about how to contact an Atlanta cancer misdiagnosis attorney for help.

What Happens When Teens Get Cancer
According to the Teenage Cancer Trust study:

  • Approximately one-third of teens who go to the doctor with one or more common cancer symptoms will be misdiagnosed.
  • 25% of teens with cancer had to visit their doctor at least four times before their doctors seriously considered cancer and referred them to a specialist.
  • 12% of teens who were misdiagnosed were told they were seeking attention, and 15% were told they had a virus.
How to Contact an Atlanta Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney for Help
If your teenager has suffered from Atlanta cancer malpractice, then it is important to contact an experienced Atlanta cancer misdiagnosis lawyer as soon as possible for a free consultation. You can reach an Atlanta cancer malpractice attorney by completing our online contact form or calling us directly at 1.770.518.1133.

We also encourage you to find out more about what should happen when you go to the doctor with cancer symptoms and what may go wrong in our FREE book: Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Problems.