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List of commonly misdiagnosed cancers

Posted on January 19, 2015 2:12 pm under Medical Malpractice

Because of the invasive and metastatic nature of some cancer cells, it is important for health care professionals to promptly and correctly diagnose cancer for an improved outlook and higher chance of recovery and survival. However, a research published by the Journal of Clinical Oncology stated that cancer misdiagnosis happens 28% of the time, with some cancer types having up to a 44% chance of being incorrectly diagnosed or left undetected.

Out of the 400 oncologists and pathologists who were polled during the study, the most commonly misdiagnosed types of cancer are believed to be:

  • Lymphoma (79 votes)
  • Breast cancer (53)
  • Sarcomas (51)

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