When a patient in Boston is having a health issue or simply goes for a standard checkup, one of the worst things they can hear is that they have cancer. However, it can be even worse if the patient is having symptoms or undergoes tests and a negligent physician makes a mistake and there is a failure to diagnose cancer. Whether it's a cancer misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose, the results can be worsened condition or even death. Those who have been harmed by this type of error need to know what to do next.
A 42-year-old woman was diagnosed as having terminal breast cancer in August 2013. The basis of this diagnosis was a lump that was discovered on her liver. Doctors believed that the cancer had spread to her breast. According to her doctor, she was stage IV, meaning that there was little they could do to cure her disease and their best chance was to extend her life as long as possible.