Lung cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer occurring in the UK today. Many people who have this condition have smoked in the past: indeed more than 80% of lung cancer cases are caused by smoking.
There are many symptoms that can start to develop when a person has lung cancer. Early on in the progression of the disease there won’t be any symptoms at all. However, later on the individual is likely to develop a persistent cough that remains after three weeks. The cough may also get worse and it is possible they may cough up blood. Feeling breathless can also happen, along with feeling tired for no apparent reason.
As you can see there are various symptoms that can indicate lung cancer is present. The sooner the cancer is discovered the more chance there is of fighting it successfully. Treatments include radiotherapy and chemotherapy, along with surgery to remove the tumour. The type of treatment(s) you receive will depend on the nature and severity of the tumour(s) present and the most appropriate course of action in your case. A specialist will explain the situation and consider the best way of tackling it.
Would your life suffer due to a failure to diagnose lung cancer?
Most people are aware that cancer of any kind can progress to the point where it can no longer be treated. Therefore if there was a failure to diagnose lung cancer in a specific case, a person’s cancer could progress to the point where it would eventually be fatal. Even if treatment was given in time to save you your life would change as a result. You’d miss work, you’d be unable to do many of the things you take for granted and so on.
Our professional injury compensation lawyers are waiting for your call
When you know you’ve found yourself in a situation where there was a failure to diagnose lung cancer, you could be entitled to compensation. The best route to determine the answer is to contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500. You can speak to our friendly and well-trained team members to discuss the points of your case, to see whether you could bring a no win, no fee case against one or more medical professionals. A failure to diagnose a condition is a rare occurrence but there is a potential for it to happen. We’re here if it does.
Date Published: August 12, 2014
Author: David Brown