Other Cancer Misdiagnosis


Here is an overview of cancers not categorised in our main pages. If you’ve suffered because of a misdiagnosis of rare cancers, let our experts help.

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Other Cancer Misdiagnosis

Cancer needs to be diagnosed early and correctly so you have the best chances of recovery. If mistakes are made by medical professionals, your diagnosis might be delayed and it may mean your cancer is harder to treat, or has become terminal.

Other areas of cancer not covered in specific pages on our website include:

Appendix cancer

There are several types of cancer which develop in the appendix such as Carcinoid tumours, Appendiceal mucoceles, Colonic type adenocarcinoma and Signet-ring cell adenocarcinoma.

Appendix carcinoid tumours most often occur at the tip of the appendix and account for around 50% of all appendix tumours. It often displays no symptoms.

Appendiceal mucoceles appear as swellings or sacks from the appendix wall and are filled with mucous.

Colonic type adenocarcinomas account for approximately 10% of appendix tumours and occur at the base of the appendix.

Signet-ring cell adenocarcinomas are very rare but aggressive. They usually occur in the stomach or colon.

Endometrial cancer

Is a common cancer affecting the female reproductive system, it is also called uterine cancer. The majority of womb cancers begin in the lining called the endometrium though in rare cases it can start in the surrounding muscles of the womb.

Fallopian tube cancer

Accounts for only 1% of female reproductive cancers though current thinking is that this most high grade type of ovarian cancer starts at the far end of the fallopian tube rather than the surface of the ovary.

Penile cancer

Is rare and usually occurs on the skin of the penis or within the head of the penis. It most commonly affects men over the age of 60.

Peritoneal cancer

Is a rare cancer which develops in a thin layer of tissue that lines the abdomen. It is similar to ovarian cancer because the lining of the abdomen and the ovary come from the same tissue.

Gall bladder cancer

Is a rare cancer of the digestive system and displays no symptoms. It is usually discovered during surgery to remove gallstones.

You may have a medical negligence claim if a medical professional failed to:

  • Examine you correctly
  • Refer you to a cancer specialist
  • Recognise and investigate symptoms properly
  • Refer you for Ultrasound, MRI and CT scans
  • Send you for the correct tests
  • Give you the correct treatment

Is cancer often misdiagnosed?

The NHSLA, the body that looks after all claims made against the NHS, say their figures show that in 2014/15 cancer was the second most misdiagnosed condition they received claims for.

How do we help?

Here at Negligence Claimline our friendly team are here to help you get the support you need. Working with a panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors, we can assist you with your potential claim.

Sometimes an apology is enough, but in other cases compensation will be the only solution to help you get your life back on track.

Our service, putting you in contact with one of our expert panel members, is free and you are not obliged to take the advice the solicitor gives you, or to progress your claim any further if you do not wish.

Can I sue the NHS?

The NHS was created so that good healthcare should be available to all, and it is one of the country’s proudest achievements. However, if something goes wrong during your treatment you deserve answers and, where necessary, financial compensation.

We do not treat your claim lightly. However, the treatment you consider negligent must be considered unreasonable, irresponsible, and harmful.

When someone suffers an injury that impacts their life, or that of a loved one, then it is vital that the NHS has the procedures in place to both compensate the patient and learn from their mistakes.

Find out more about negligence in our Advice Centre

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