Colon Cancer Misdiagnosis

What Is Colon Cancer?

Colon cancer is one of the top 3 fatal cancers in the UK. Around 100 people a day are diagnosed with bowel/colon cancer. Its severe nature is due to its slow progression over a number of years and it usually will progress undetected for a number of years. If colon cancer is caught in its late stages it can be serious. Of the people diagnosed with colon cancer around 50% pass away. Therefore, early diagnosis is imperative. Should colon cancer be diagnosed within the early stages of the cancer the prognosis is very good and it is one of the most highly treatable forms of cancer. Knowing the symptoms is extremely important for a heightened awareness of when you may be at risk.

What Are The Symptoms Of Colon Cancer?

Often symptoms take a while to develop; also symptoms can be a little ambiguous and tend to differ from case to case and person to person. However there are a few common warning signs when it comes to bowel cancer:

  • Bleeding
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Changes in bowel movements: i.e. diarrhoea or constipation.

These are not always signs of cancer; they may merely be a sign of a bacterial or viral infection. However if the persist over an extended period of time, such as longer than 3 weeks, you should make sure you are seen by a doctors to quell your worries or to receive further treatment.

If a tumour has caused a blockage in the bowel the individual may experience recurring abdominal pains and vomiting. A blockage will require emergency medical treatment, if it is left for too long the blockage can cause the patient to develop gangrene.

Can I Make A Medical Negligence Claim For Colon Cancer?

In cases of bowel cancer where it is deemed that a reasonable body of medical professionals would have been able to diagnose the cancer more rapidly, or would have prescribed a different course of action or treatment, you may be able to make a medical negligence claim.

Each case is different and 1stClaims have years of experience in the medical negligence claims sector. As is often the case in life, the criteria for being able to claim are not completely black and white. If you feel a little confused about your situation we will be able to give to free, impartial advice today about whether or not you have grounds for a successful claim.

Go back to find out more about claiming for cancer misdiagnosis.

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