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FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE CERVICAL CANCER EXPOSES VICTIMS TO LAB ERRORS IN NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, AND VIRGINIA
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In large part, cervical cancer is preventable. Early pre-cancerous changes (dysplasia) can be detected by regular pap smears obtained during routine pelvic exams. When treated early, a minimally invasive and successful treatment usually follows. However, errors are commonly made in the reading of pap smears, and these mistakes often allow for cancer to rapidly evolve, and progress, to the point that it is aggressive. Sometimes, even with the best of care, it is too late to be treated.
What Is Dysplasia?
According to Medical News Today, dysplasia, is a broad term referring to the abnormal growth of cells that are located in tissues and organs. This can lead to a wide-range of conditions that involve enlarged tissue, and even pre-cancerous cells.
Some of the reasons behind why these signs are ignored, could be:
- Laziness, and inattention to detail.
- An insufficient amount of training.
- Overworked technicians or pathologists.
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Missed Cervical Cancer Signs Can Cause Serious Damage to Patients
If left untreated, cervical cancer has a greater chance to metastasize in not only the pelvis, but in lymph nodes or elsewhere within the body. Symptoms of an aggressive cervical cancer are:
- Back pain.
- Chronic fatigue.
- Fractured bones.
- Leg pain/leg swelling.
- Urine/feces leakage from the vagina.
- Weight loss.
External Beam Radiation: What Are the Side Effects?
- Radiation cystitis.
- Skin damage.
- Vaginal pain.
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