What to Do if You Think You Have Cancer and Your Doctor Says No
You’ve made an appointment with your doctor because you’re concerned that the symptoms you are experiencing may be signs of cancer. Without much thought, your doctor seems to brush aside your concerns and reassure you that what you are feeling is no big deal. As much as you want to believe your doctor, you remain concerned. What should you do?
You Deserve to Be Confident in Your Doctor’s Diagnosis. Medical Malpractice Failure to Diagnose Can Cost You Your Life.
For that reason, it is important to be proactive in your own health care. If your doctor is hesitant to take your concerns seriously, then you may consider:
- Explaining Your Symptoms and Concerns Calmly and Thoroughly. You have the right to be heard by your doctor. Take the time to share all of your concerns with your doctor. Sometimes a doctor may be rushed or distracted and may not have really heard your concerns the first time you expressed them.
- Ask for Reasons Why Your Doctor Is so Confident That You Don’t Have Cancer. You have the right to understand your diagnosis. If your doctor can’t explain why further testing is not necessary, then you may be concerned.
- Seek a Second Opinion. Cancer malpractice can be deadly. Do not try to be polite or to spare your doctor’s feelings. If you are at all uncomfortable with a doctor’s diagnosis and suspect a cancer misdiagnosis, then you should seek a second opinion from a qualified doctor.
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Contact an Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorney if You’ve Been Injured by the Misdiagnosis of Cancer
The misdiagnosis of cancer is a form of medical malpractice. Failure to diagnose cancer can have serious consequences for you and for your family. While we hope that your doctor was right and that you do not have cancer, we know that is not always the case.
If you have suffered because of a doctor’s failure to diagnose cancer, then please contact an experienced Atlanta cancer malpractice lawyer today at 1.770.518.1133 for a free consultation.