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Georgia Woman Sues after Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer

Delayed diagnosis of cancer is a form of medical malpractice that can have dire implications. Many whose cancer is not diagnosed in time are given grim prognoses. In some cases, patients may only have months to live. And had the cancer been caught in time, those patients could very well have fought it. A Brookhaven woman was recently diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. It was metastasized to her liver, spleen and several places in her bones. Now, her attorney argues, doctors who failed to catch her cancer should be held accountable. In December 2016, the woman, Cynthia Ziegler, had a surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm. In preparation for the operation, she received a series of chest X-rays. The radiologist performing the X-rays noticed a nodule on her lung that he found concerning. So, he recommended a CT scan for further clarification. Two days later, another doctor noticed the…
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Can Doctors Save Lives With A Faster Diagnosis?

When it comes to lung cancer, a timely diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death—a fact British doctors are far too familiar with. In Britain it was found that over one-third of lung cancer patients died within three months of being diagnosed with the disease, and one in 20 lung cancer deaths weren’t even diagnosed until after the person had died. Could this British problem also be a problem in the US? Can Doctors Save Lives With A Faster Diagnosis? Here in Georgia, a group of doctors are trying their best to make sure lung cancer patients get a timely diagnosis. The WellStar Health System’s STAT Clinic—which specializes in lung and esophageal cancer—has turned the common procedure for diagnosing cancer upside-down in order to speed up the process. The center brings together a team of oncologists, radiologists, lung specialists and surgeons to evaluate tests, come up with a…
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