Misdiagnosis Endometrial Cancer
The National Cancer Institute reports that about 40,000 new cases of endometrial cancer are discovered each year in the United States. Diagnosing this deadly cancer is difficult in that it can often be confused with other organ cancers like ovarian cancer. In fact, there is no lack of symptoms in endometrial cancer. One of the principal symptoms found in endometrial cancer victims is abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge.
However, symptoms of endometrial cancer can be blurred with other illnesses, including cervical cancer. Sometimes women and physicians confuse early symptoms of endometrial cancer with those of cervical polyps, uterine fibroids, inflammation of the pelvis and other and varied sexually transmitted diseases.
Importantly, women with a family medical history or genetic predisposition for endometrial cancer should report that history to her gynecologist, family practice physician and any other physician who examines her. With a family medical history of endometrial cancer, it is much more likely to consider the possibility of a malignancy and others who are not so predisposed.
The exact cause of endometrial cancer is unfortunately unknown. However, it has been suggested that increased levels of estrogen appear to have a significant role in it. Estrogen is used to stimulate the buildup of the lining of the uterus. The screening and diagnosis of endometrial cancer is done by a pelvic examination normally accomplished in the early stages of the cancer.
When the endometrial cancer is more advanced, the uterus and its surrounding supporting structures change in size, shape and consistency. As in many advanced stages of cancer, chemotherapy or a combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapies are initiated. Research advances are occurring now, but still endometrial cancer is a deadly disease that like all other cancers has no immediate cure. There are many free and trustworthy information centers available online through the National Institutes of Health, including the National Cancer Institute’s website which is www.cancer.gov and the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus Web site www.medlineplus.gov.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a misdiagnosis of endometrial cancer, please call us for an immediate free consultation. Robert Kreisman of Kreisman Law Offices has been handling Chicago and Illinois failure to diagnose endometrial cancer cases and medical negligence cases for more than 40 years.
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