What Is Metastatic Cancer?
The deadliness of cancer lies in its ability to spread throughout the body
and invade multiple tissues. Metastatic cancer (also known as “stage
four” cancer) is a cancer which has developed to the point that
has spread or is spreading throughout the body. Once a cancer is in metastasis,
it invades the lymphatic and circulatory systems, creating active, growing
tumors in various parts of the body.
During metastasis, affected persons typically begin to experience unpleasant
symptoms, such as:
- Difficulty breathing
- Severe headaches
- Swollen abdomen
When Metastatic Cancer Can No Longer Be Stopped
When cancer is detected in the earlier stages, metastasis can sometimes
be prevented and physicians may be able to prevent cancer from spreading
to other areas of the body. However, once cancer has spread to various
tissues, organs, and systems within the body, it can be very difficult
Doctors may inadvertently allow cancer to develop to stage four/metastasis
by failing to detect it earlier or treat it more promptly. Patients who
experience such delayed diagnoses may experience increased medical costs
to themselves and their loved ones, reduced likelihood of survival, shortened
lifespan, and other painful damages.
When this occurs, doctors may be guilty of medical malpractice and it may
be helpful to bring in a legal professional who can provide wise counsel
and guidance for affected persons and their loved ones.
We Represent People Who Have Suffered Due to Delayed Cancer Diagnosis
At Golomb & Honik, P.C., we represent individuals and their families
who have experienced suffering and loss due to slow, inattentive, or otherwise
inappropriate action by a physician. We serve people who have been harmed
through inaccurate or delayed diagnoses and have helped many clients recover
compensation proportionate to the damages they have experienced.
Call (215) 278-4449 now to speak to a medical malpractice attorney in Philadelphia.