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New technology could improve cancer diagnosis

Being diagnosed with a serious illness can be an extremely distressing experience. Suddenly you are faced with the long-term implications of your condition, as well as the potential treatment plan and associated medical bills. However, as many patients in Maryland know, having a diagnosis also means you know what you are dealing with. It gives you the chance to seek appropriate treatment and to prepare yourself to handle the condition in the most effective manner.

However, all too many patients suffer the trauma of misdiagnosis, or failed diagnoses. The problem with this is not only that their condition goes undetected and untreated. If no diagnosis is made, it quickly becomes demoralizing to the patient and the emotional strain alone can have a negative impact on their well-being. If a false diagnosis is given, this could mean the administration of incorrect treatment, causing further health complications.

Cancer is one major illness that often goes unnoticed until it is quite advanced. However, new leaps forward in technology present a promising option for the future. Improved imaging techniques will allow more comprehensive maps of the body to be made, improving the chances of cancerous lesions being detected and identified. Not only might this allow cancers to be diagnosed earlier, but it may also allow for a more accurate prognosis to be estimated.

While this technology could benefit patients throughout the United States, including Maryland, it is still under development. In the meantime, many more people may go undiagnosed for far too long. If this has happened to you, you might benefit from the support of an attorney. He or she can advise you about your rights and may be able to assist you with a medical malpractice case.

Source: Healthline, "New PET Imaging Technique May Detect Cancer More Easily," Patrick Keeffe, June 8, 2015

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