Misdiagnosing Breast Cancer

According to a recent news report, one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. This alarming statistic is why so many women seek yearly mammograms, which screen for abnormal cell growth in breast tissue. Unfortunately, not every lab technician that analyzes mammograms has the expertise to determine whether or not the results truly indicate cancer. 

This video shares the story of a Michigan woman who underwent a double mastectomy after her doctors diagnosed her with breast cancer. Following the surgery, she discovered that she had never had breast cancer in the first place. As this news report reveals, cancer misdiagnosis is quite common, so it’s necessary for patients to seek a second opinion.

If you’ve suffered harm because of a doctor’s negligence, Pegalis & Erickson can help. Call (516) 684-2900 to schedule a consultation with a Long Island medical malpractice attorney at our practice.

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