Monday, October 8, 2018 - Cervical cancer is a cancer in the cells of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, play a role in causing most cervical cancer." Women of all ages are urged to be aware of the early warning signs that cervical cancer present. Cancer.com has determined that the most common symptoms of cervical cancer are: "Abnormal vaginal bleeding, such as bleeding after vaginal sex, bleeding after menopause, bleeding and spotting between periods, and having (menstrual) periods that are longer or heavier than usual. Bleeding after douching or after a pelvic exam may also occur."
Cervical cancer has a 92% five-year survival rate when detected early. Unfortunately only about half of cervical cancer's are detected at an early stage Mainly due to doctor's errors. The five-year survival rate drops off to around 50% according to cancer.net, if cervical cancer has spread to other organs of the body.
When it comes to cervical cancer, diagnosis delayed is treatment denied. As with all cancer early detection is the key to treatment. When cervical cancer is detected in the early stages it may be easily removed with minimally invasive surgery. After removing the cancer radiation is used locally to ensure that all the cancer has been defeated. Misreading a cervical cancer test can lead to ignoring the disease and the disease spreading. The longer one waits, the greater the chances are that the disease will have spread making it much more difficult if not impossible to remove. When cervical cancer is in an advance stage and has spread to other organs through the bloodstream, only chemotherapy, a dangerous and toxic mixture of drugs will work. Chemotherapy has terrible side effects such as hair loss, nausea, vomiting, weakness, lethargy, skin lesions, and potentially sudden death from heart attack or heart disease.
If you or a loved have been diagnosed with cervical cancer in it's advanced stage, your doctor may have misread a previously administered pap smear test. If that is the case, you are advised to consult a knowledgeable and experienced cervical cancer misdiagnosis attorney to see if you qualify to file a claim. Patients with advanced stages of cervical cancer or filing suit to hold their physicians accountable for their negligence in failing to properly interpret pap smear tests in order to catch and treat the disease at an early stage.
Pap smear tests can be performed in the comfort and convenience of your gynecologist office and only take a minimum of time. Cells are gently scraped from the surface of the cervix and examined under a microscope under a microscope. The results usually take several days to get back because the cell sample is sent away to a lab that specializes in pap smear analysis. It is recommended that women undergo a cervical cancer pap smear test at least every 3 years.
New methods of pap smear tests have resulted misreading the pap smear and missing precancerous cells, resulting in a delayed diagnosis. The Onder Law Firm is currently offering no-cost, no-obligation pap smear cervical cancer lawsuit consultations.
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- New Guideline for Cervical Cancer Screening | 10/15/2018
No-Cost, No-Obligation Cervical Cancer Lawsuit Case Review If You or a Loved One Suffered from Cervical Cancer Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis
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