Delayed Cancer Diagnosis In Young People

Delayed Cancer Diagnosis In Young People

High Incidence Of Cancer Misdiagnosis

Delayed cancer diagnosis commonly occurs in young people aged between 13 and 25, as sadly there is just not enough recognition from GPs.

Doctors, unfortunately for so many teenage cancer sufferers, are the first battle in their battle with cancer.

Problems getting a diagnosis are stressful and many teenagers are thought to be paranoid or a hypochondriac rather than being seen for what they are - sensible and understanding of their body.

If you or a loved one has experienced this kind of delay in diagnosis, you may be able to make a medical negligence claim.

If the symptoms of cancer are present in a young person this should be taken seriously and cancer should be completely ruled out at a cause for the symptoms, rather than ignored and put to the back of the queue.

Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Medical Negligence Claims

Cancer statistics show us almost two thirds of cancer incidences in the UK are diagnosed in people over the age of 65 and more than a third are diagnosed in the elderly (over 75s). Therefore, delayed cancer diagnosis in teenagers is often due to the lower incident rates in young people. Cancer is less focused on as a possibility due to the possibility being a lot lower than in other age groups.

A delayed diagnosis claim is therefore more complex when it comes to cancer diagnosis in young people. This is because a lot of cancer symptoms mimic other less severe diseases. Therefore when making a claim, a careful assessment will have to be made to consider whether, with the symptoms which were presented at the time and the type of cancer which was diagnosed, a diagnosis should have been made in a more timely fashion. Often this is a complex enquiry, and you will need to instruct a specialist medical negligence solicitor to help you through this claiming process.

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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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If you are unsure whether you have a valid basis for a delayed young persons 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 the negligence of a third party has put you through.

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