Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 
News » Cervical cancer misdiagnosis
 

Cervical cancer misdiagnosis

A 40 year old single mother was misdiagnosed after she received two normal results of Pap smear tests and was told her enlarged uterus was full of fibroids, non-cancerous tumors, when in fact she had advanced cervical cancer. She is claiming medical negligence from the hospital trust as her prolonged diagnosis reduced her prognosis of cure from 98% to 40%. She had started feeling discomfort and getting shooting pains in her pelvic region before seeking a second opinion through her general physician. The cancer had grown to the size of a grapefruit. She had a kidney operation before undergoing radiation treatment and chemotherapy. The trust has apologised and admitted liability.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Barnett and Potters Bar Times

Related Disease Topics:

Related Symptom Topics:

Article Source Details

About: Cervical cancer misdiagnosis

Date: 30 June 2005

Source: Barnett and Potters Bar Times

Author: Hugh Christopher

URL: http://www.barnettimes.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.610181.0.motherrsquos_cervical_cancer_left_untreated_for_two_years.php

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • Electrical device may be approved for severe depression treatment.
  • Embolization of fibroids
  • Embryonic stem cell transplant provides an alternate epilepsy therapy
  • Emergency heart attack surgery
  • Emergency room doctors need to take greater care when diagnosing patients with chest pain
  • Employee depression eats in business profits.
  • Endometrial cancer risk increased by obesity and inactivity
  • Endometriosis is often undiagnosed despite the severe symptoms it can cause
  • Enlarged prostate symptoms unknown to many men
  • Enzyme found that stops spread of cancer
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis may be misdiagnosed with GERD
  •  

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise