Finding out that you have been diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer is a difficult, life-changing experience.  But, learning that your colon or rectal cancer should have been diagnosed sooner or that it was missed during prior screenings or tests can make a difficult situation even worse.  A delayed diagnosis can significantly reduce your chances of overcoming colon or rectal cancer because the disease is more likely to spread if it's given more time and certain treatments can become less effective. 

Atlanta failure to diagnose cancer attorney Jeff Dover and Mark Weissinger, M.D., the Dover Law Firm's on-staff doctor, discuss how colon and rectal cancer can be misdiagnosed even when a patient has undergone prior screenings and tests for the disease and what you can do if this has happened to you or a loved one.