How is cancer diagnosed?
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Every day in the United Kingdom over 600,000 people will see a doctor and
over 1,500 babies are delivered.
Recent department of health figures show that there are over 750,000
medical injuries and diagnosis problems every year, and sadly, with
continuing cut backs in the NHS, the number is growing.
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If you have been victim to any of the following you may be able to claim
*Misdiagnosis:* This is a medical error when inaccurate or incomplete
information is given to a patient. This often results in greater problems
later on as infection or other ailments can arise.
*Delays:* The NHS waiting list is a familiar note for many of us. A delay
in treatment can often lead to more harm for something that was simple to
*Sent Home:* A&E send a patient home, telling them that there is nothing
wrong only to find that the symptom worsens and a second opinion reveals a
*Birth Problems:* One of the most serious situation is in child birth and
the child contracts Cerebral Palsy, which leaves the child brain damaged
*Wrong Drugs:* Sometimes patients can be prescribed the wrong drugs for
their symptoms. These drugs can do more harm than good.
Other Problems include:
· Patients not being warned of the risks of the health treatment
· Failure of the medical practitioner to obtain the proper consent to
· And delays in being referred to a specialist
Most cases of clinical negligence are
Cancer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
** Cancer **
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For other uses, see Cancer (disambiguation).
/Classification and external resources/
A coronal CT scan showing a malignant mesothelioma
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3 lungs, 2 spine, 4 ribs, 5 aorta, 6 spleen, 7 & 8 kidneys, 9 liver.
*Cancer* Listen^i/ËkÃ¦nsÉr/, known medically as a malignant
neoplasm, is a broad group of various diseases, all involving unregulated
cell growth. In cancer, cells divide and grow uncontrollably, forming
malignant tumors, and invade nearby parts of the body. The cancer may also
spread to more distant parts of the body through the lymphatic system or
bloodstream. Not all tumors are cancerous. Benign tumors do not grow
uncontrollably, do not invade neighboring tissues, and do not spread
throughout the body. There are over 200 different known cancers that
Determining what causes cancer is complex. Many things are known to
increase the risk of cancer, including tobacco use, certain infections,
radiation, lack of physical activity, obesity, and environmental
pollutants.^ These can directly damage genes or combine with existing
genetic faults within cells to cause the disease.^ Approximately five to
ten percent of cancers are entirely hereditary.
Cancer can be detected in a number of ways, including the presence of
certain signs and symptoms, screening tests, or medical imaging. Once a
possible cancer is detected it is diagnosed by microscopic examination of a
tissue sample. Cancer is usually treated with chemotherapy, radiation
therapy and surgery. The chances of surviving the disease vary greatly by
the type and location of the cancer and the extent of disease at the start
of treatment. While cancer can affect people of all ages, and a few types
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