Many people in California are receiving cancer diagnoses at an earlier age. Yet, even when presented with symptoms, some don't always get the correct diagnosis and remain in denial that their lives may be in danger. Do medical professionals remain responsible if they...
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New cancer treatments tied to circadian rhythm may be coming soon
On Behalf of Chihak & Associates | Apr 7, 2023 | Cancer Misdiagnosis
People in California and other locations have a natural sleep-wake cycle called the circadian rhythm. This natural cycle controls many things about how the body works, including hormone levels. Doctors are beginning to believe that certain types of cancer respond to...
How breast cancer can be misdiagnosed in California
On Behalf of Chihak & Associates | Mar 23, 2023 | Cancer Misdiagnosis
California breast cancer misdiagnosis can have devastating results. When breast cancer is misdiagnosed, the patient doesn't get the needed treatment. Delays in treatment allow the cancers to progress. In addition, it’s possible to misdiagnose breast cancer because...
Can a doctor’s rudeness be considered medical malpractice?
On Behalf of Chihak & Associates | Mar 13, 2023 | Cancer Misdiagnosis, Medication Errors
When California residents see doctors for health concerns or routine checkups, they expect courtesy and professionalism. Unfortunately, not all doctors act the way patients expect; some may even exhibit rudeness. In some cases, a patient may question whether this...
Pancreatic cancer warning sign in gallstones
On Behalf of Chihak & Associates | Feb 8, 2023 | Cancer Misdiagnosis
In California and across the United States, a new study has found that gallstones may be a warning sign of an increased risk of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is a destructive disease, with a five-year survival rate of just 9%. Early detection is vital to...
What to do when you have a cancer misdiagnosis
On Behalf of Chihak & Associates | Jan 25, 2023 | Cancer Misdiagnosis
A cancer misdiagnosis can mean that you have wrongly been told that you have cancer or the healthcare system has failed to diagnose your cancer correctly. Either way, people in California who have this experience will suffer emotional stress and perhaps miss out on...
Misdiagnoses may be far more common than doctors admit
On Behalf of Chihak & Associates | Nov 14, 2022 | Cancer Misdiagnosis
Medical professionals in California and around the country have no idea how many patients are misdiagnosed each year because this data is not properly tracked. That was the conclusion reached by a team of researchers from an analytics company and the Johns Hopkins...
Child dies after medical misdiagnosis of constipation
On Behalf of Chihak & Associates | Nov 1, 2022 | Cancer Misdiagnosis
Doctors in California are held to a high standard of providing quality care. Unfortunately, there are some who make mistakes and misdiagnose patients. A young child died of a rare form of cancer after being misdiagnosed with constipation. Child suffering from pain The...
What are your options after a cancer misdiagnosis?
On Behalf of Chihak & Associates | Sep 5, 2022 | Cancer Misdiagnosis
It’s devastating for any California resident to learn they have cancer. However, it’s much worse when a misdiagnosis occurs, only to be told later that cancer is the true diagnosis. You have options if you are in this situation. How a misdiagnosis happens with cancer...
Misdiagnosis of ovarian cancer is common
On Behalf of Chihak & Associates | Jun 23, 2022 | Cancer Misdiagnosis
The misdiagnosis of ovarian cancer has become a common problem among women in California. For decades, the medical community called ovarian cancer a silent killer. 70 percent of ovarian cancer patients are not diagnosed until in the later stages. Misdiagnosis might...
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