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Cancer Fact Sheet: Cancer Statistics in the United States

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is the premier U.S. health organization that aims to fight cancer by raising awareness and educating people about the disease. ACS hosts a website dedicated to providing information and statistical data about various forms of cancer, which includes the following information.

  • 5 million people in America have had some sort of cancer during their lives. Some of these individuals have survived cancer, while others are living with their diagnosis.
  • Nearly half of men and one third of women in the United States will develop cancer at some point in their lives.
  • Smoking tobacco, too much sun exposure, radiation exposure, exposure to certain chemicals and materials, and physical inactivity are all risk factors for developing cancer.
  • 78% of cancer diagnoses are made in patients that are over 55 years old.
  • Between 5 and 10% of all cancer is genetic.

The likelihood that some Philadelphians with cancer will not be properly diagnosed is a near certainty.

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Failure to Diagnose Cancer Incidents

Philadelphia is home to some of the best health care and cancer centers in the country, but missed cancer diagnoses are bound to happen. The Philadelphia lawyers at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. advocate for our clients’ full financial recovery when there has been a failure to diagnosis cancer.

Common Reasons For A Failure to Diagnose Cancer

When cancer is not properly diagnosed, the patient continues with his or her life without the knowledge that he or she has cancer. This means that the victim may not get screened again for another year, giving the cancer time to spread and grow. Cancer diagnoses can be missed because of:

Improper Screening

Sometimes doctors do not perform the necessary tests and screening procedures required to make a proper determination as to whether a patient has cancer. At-risk patients, in particular, need diligent screening.

Failure to Follow Up.

When doctors fail to follow up on patients’ test results, a cancer diagnosis can fall through the cracks. This can include failing to provide patients with a referral to an oncologist or other specialists.


Any number of errors can occur that can lead to a missed cancer diagnosis. For instance, errors in assessing all of the factors, symptoms and risk factors about a patient could lead to a missed cancer diagnosis, as can errors when reading scans and other test results.

Sample Mix-Ups

If your biological sample for testing purposes is accidentally mixed up with someone else’s, you won’t receive a proper diagnosis of your cancer. This can happen due to mistakes in the lab, mislabeled samples and careless handling of samples.

Dismissing the Possibility

Many missed cancer diagnoses result from a doctor failing to even consider the possibility of cancer. A doctor might dismiss cancer as a possible source of symptoms simply because the patient is very young.

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Investigating Failure to Diagnose Cancer Requires Resources

One of the most difficult things about investigating a missed cancer diagnosis case is identifying at what stage the cancer was missed. Was it the doctor who failed to see the signs of your cancer on a scan? Maybe a lab technician had insufficient training on how to read scans properly for signs of cancer. Our missed cancer diagnosis attorneys have the experience and financial resources it takes to recover the financial compensation you need to help ease the burden for you and your family and will work hard to find the answers you deserve.

When required, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. investigating attorneys retain experts to help analyze the losses you will experience due to your missed cancer diagnosis, such as lost wages, the cost of your current and future care, and any other reasonably foreseeable medical costs. We want to derive fair and just claims for our missed cancer diagnosis injury clients. We will conduct exhaustive investigations into your medical history as well.

We will collect as evidence all of your medical records and test results and will also gather expert opinions from seasoned medical professionals and oncologists that demonstrate that your doctor or other health care provider acted negligently or committed medical practice when he or she failed to diagnose your cancer.

The failure to diagnose cancer lawyers at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., serving Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs, are well-versed in the most recent developments in cancer diagnosis and can identify whether there has been a deviation in the medical care provided by your doctor.

Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. offers a

2001 Market St Suite 2900

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: (215) 567-3500

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