Extra weight may make certain cancers more difficult to diagnose, but obesity does not provide an excuse for all failures to diagnose cancer. An overweight or obese patient can still be the victim of failure to diagnose medical malpractice. If you or a loved one is obese, then it is important to understand the cancers that you are most at risk for, what you should expect from a doctor and when you may need an Atlanta cancer misdiagnosis attorney.

Common Cancers Among Obese Patients and a Doctor’s Duty to Diagnose
Obesity has been linked to many different types of cancer, including:

    • Esophagus
    • Pancreas
    • Colon and rectum
    • Breast (after menopause)
    • Endometrium (lining of the uterus)
    • Kidney
    • Thyroid
    • Gallbladder

The National Cancer Institute is currently studying the effects on obesity and cancer. As those studies continue, it is important for your doctor to be aware of your increased risk and not to use obesity as an excuse for failing to conduct a complete examination and order appropriate tests to determine whether you have cancer.
Contact an Atlanta Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney Who Will Fight for Your Just Recovery
Obesity may make a cancer diagnosis harder and may delay a cancer diagnosis without any medical malpractice occurring. However, if obesity is used as an excuse and a reasonable doctor would’ve diagnosed your cancer earlier, then you may have the right to damages and you deserve an Atlanta cancer misdiagnosis lawyer who is willing to fight for your just recovery. You can reach an experienced Atlanta cancer malpractice lawyer today at 1.770.518.1133.

Additionally, we invite you to read our FREE report: Cancer Screening Diagnosis and Treatment Errors to learn more.
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