Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is cancer of the prostate gland in the male reproductive system. This form of cancer often does not show signs of development until it is very advanced, but medical technology does allow doctors to sometimes diagnose this condition before it reaches an advanced state, giving victims time to seek treatment and potentially recover. Unfortunately, sometimes doctors or other practitioners are negligent or careless in their diagnoses, or make mistakes in diagnosing the cancer, leading to a misdiagnosis of prostate cancer. This misdiagnosis can be very dangerous for men with prostate cancer, as it might prevent them from seeking appropriate treatment and recovering from the cancer.
Although symptoms do not always appear right away, prostate cancer can be accompanied by a variety of symptoms. For instance, some common signs of prostate cancer might include:
- Urge to urinate frequently
- Blood in the urine or semen
- Difficulty when urinating
- Urine leaks while laughing or coughing
- Painful sensation during ejaculation
All of these symptoms could be indicators of prostate cancer, a serious condition. If a doctor has misdiagnosed a man who has prostate cancer, then that man is likely not to receive the life-saving treatment he needs for this disease.
At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, our lawyers understand that facing misdiagnosed prostate cancer can be frightening, as well as expensive. By calling (617) 426-4488, you can talk about your legal situation with an experienced legal representative, find out whether you are eligible to file a claim against the medical professional responsible for this misdiagnosis, and discuss your potential actions from this point.