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Colon - Colorectal Cancer Malpractice (Misdiagnosis)

Colon cancer and rectal cancer are collectively known as colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer includes cancers of both the large intestine (colon), and the rectum, (the last 8 to 10 inches of the colon). Most colon and rectal cancers begin as small, noncancerous polyps. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death. Each year, more than 135,000 men and women are diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 56,000 die.

Colorectal cancer can be prevented by removing precancerous polyps, which are usually present in the colon for years before cancer develops. The 5-year survival rate for colorectal cancer treated in an early stage is greater than 90%. Only 39% of colorectal cancers are found at that early stage however.

Five tests are recommended for colorectal cancer screening:

fecal occult blood test (FOBT)
flexible sigmoidoscopy
double-contrast barium enema
and a digital rectal examination

Our clients have successfully collected tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for injuries caused by medical negligence such as cancer misdiagnosis for colorectal cancer. If you have been injured by a Doctors Negligence, please contact us for a free case evaluation.
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