Cervical Cancer has been in the news of late given the recent article in the journal Cancer documenting that cervical cancer has a higher death rate than experts previously believed. Today, another story about cervical cancer garnered media attention when it was revealed that Erin Andrews, a well-known sports reporter for Fox Sports, overcame a battle with cervical cancer in 2016 and was able to continue her career and life. Her story is inspiring as well as instructional. According to a news article from the New York Daily News, Ms. Andrews went for a routine physical in the summer of 2016. Her doctors made the diagnosis and she underwent immediate surgical treatment in October of 2016. Following the surgery, she was able to resume her professional career and resume her activities of daily living. Her story truly illustrates the importance of early detection and proper medical care.
Unfortunately for many women, unlike Ms. Andrews, cervical cancer is not timely and properly diagnosed in New York due to medical negligence. Many women simply do not have access to the proper level of health care as others. When cervical cancer is not diagnosed in a proper and timely manner, the cancer can spread until it becomes untreatable and incurable. That is why early diagnosis is key to an effective treatment and the best possible outcome. The rate of survival increases the earlier a doctor is able to detect and diagnose the cervical cancer. if your doctor misses key signs of cancer in the reproductive system, treatment options become more aggressive, invasive, and drastic. If you feel you have been misdiagnosed, visit another professional for a second medical opinion and call our firm immediately.
If you or a loved one was the victim of a failure to timely diagnose and treat cancer by a medical professional, you may be able to file a medical malpractice or wrongful death lawsuit against the medical professionals responsible for the misdiagnosis. For a free review of your legal options, fill out our case review form or call 212-406-1700.