Testicular Cancer

Testicular Cancer

Ninety per cent of testicular cancers affect men under the age of 55. This is because many of the tumours have developed from cells which are linked to the production of sperm. Survival rates are extremely high for testicular cancer, an average of 95% of men who are diagnosed with testicular cancer survive.

If you are suffering from the warning signs of testicular cancer - lumps or swelling - your doctor should take steps to check whether or not the lump is cancerous via blood tests and ultrasound. If the lump is found to be solid, not liquid filled, it is assumed to be malignant and the testicle must be removed to confirm this. Unfortunately it is not possible to perform a biopsy as this can cause the cancer to spread.

If this form of cancer is caught early it means that this removal is the only treatment that is needed. If the cancer has spread to other locations in the body radiotherapy or chemotherapy may be commenced. Even if the cancer has spread the survival rates following chemotherapy are still high.

Claiming for Delayed Testicular Cancer

If doctors are vigilant, testicular cancer can be treated quite easily and effectively. If diagnosis is delayed, treatment becomes progressively more demanding on the sufferer.

If a delay in diagnosis has led to the patient having to suffer and go through more complex cancer treatment, you may have grounds to make a negligence claim.

If your doctor failed to refer you for a blood test and an ultrasound scan when you were presenting the symptoms of testicular cancer, you may also be able to make a negligence claim against your doctor.

As with all delayed diagnosis claims, your claim will be successful if it is ruled that you received a substandard level of medical care and it is thought other doctors would have made a more timely diagnosis where your doctor has not.

Find out more about delayed cancer diagnosis.

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Once one of our Solicitors has assessed the merits of your enquiry they will make a judgement on the likely chances of bringing a successful claim and if the prospects are good, they will normally offer to take your case on a No Win No Fee basis. NOTE: If your case is successful your Solicitor will deduct up to a maximum of 25% of your final settlement or compensation award as payment for their fees. You can find out more about No Win No Fee arrangements and the potential costs that can be incurred by clicking here.

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Can We Help You?

Every case is different, and we recognise this. If you are unsure about whether you have a valid basis for a delayed testicular cancer diagnosis claim or are simply unsure as to whether you wish to claim at all, we will be more than happy to talk it through with you. Our medical negligence claims team is just a click or a phone call away. 1st Claims can help you get the compensation you deserve for the unnecessary pain and suffering that you are going through due to the negligence of a third party.

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