Cervical cancer is
the fifth leading cause of cancer death in women. About 10,370 cases
of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed in the United States
this year and 3,710 women will die from it. Early detection and
treatment of precancerous lesions increases the chances for long
term survival. The 5-year survival rate for invasive cervical cancer
that is caught at its earliest stage is nearly 100%!
Cervical precancers and early
cancers often show no symptoms. But cervical cancer can
usually be found early by having regular Pap tests. The
Pap smear has been responsible for the 70% to 80% decline in
death due to cervical cancer. The Pap screen can find changes in
the cervix before the cancer develops.
If a woman has an abnormal Pap test, a Colposcopy
should be done. Colposcopy is a procedure that uses a special microscope
(called a colposcope) to look into the vagina and to closely examine
If your doctor has failed to administer or properly
read a Pap test and the resulting ommission caused the advancement
of cervical cancer, call us.
Our clients have successfully
collected tens of millions of dollars in verdicts
and settlements for injuries caused by medical negligence
such as Cancer Misdiagnosis. If you have been injured by a Doctors
Negligence, please contact us for a free
case evaluation. One of our clients settled a birth injury
claim for $7,000,000.