The very notion of cancer instills fear, uncertainty, and anxiety, so it is horrific to think about how often Florida health care providers commit serious diagnostic errors related to this disease. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a missed cancer diagnosis represents around 46 percent of all mistakes in ambulatory care. The most common to be misdiagnosed include lung, colorectal, prostate, and breast cancers, so it is upsetting when a patient loses precious time that could have been dedicated to treating the disease.
However, not many people realize the implications with the other extreme: A Florida health care provider issues a false-positive cancer diagnosis. Learning that you do NOT have cancer might seem like a relief, until you realize what you went through physically, financially, and emotionally. Though you should count on a Miami diagnostic errors lawyer for details, an overview of the consequences of a false-positive cancer misdiagnosis is useful
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