How Can Breast Cancer Be Misdiagnosed?

You find a lump or dimpling in your breast. You suspect that you may have breast cancer so you go to the doctor. The doctor orders a series of scans, imaging and other tests. Those images are reviewed by an radiologist,

The radiologist is the first step in a long line of a battle with cancer. The job of the radiologist is to review the scans, imaging and x-rays of patient. He or she must properly review these in order to conclude that cancer is or is not present.

What If The Scan Is Misread?

A radiologist’s failure to properly read the images could result in a misdiagnosis which could mean a delay in treatment and care.

For example: when you see the doctor and you are told that you didn’t have cancer. A short time later, not only are you diagnosed with cancer, but the cancer is advancing. If this has occurred, you may want to get a second opinion to determine whether the cancer was not detected during your initial exam.

Watch The Video For More Information

In this video, Marcus Boston,  medical malpractice attorney, explains how breast cancer is often misdiagnosed. The attorney explains further why the accuracy of the radiologist’s reading is important. The purpose of this video is to show you that mistakes can happen and when they do at this particular stage, a snowball effect can occur.

If you think that your breast cancer has been misdiagnosed or not treated correctly, give us a call at 301-850-4832 or send us an email at We would be glad to speak with you and hear your story. Thanks for watching and make it a great day!

Marcus Boston is a Maryland medical malpractice attorney who helps people navigate the Maryland childbirth injury and medical malpractice process to get money for their injuries caused by the carelessness of doctors and hospitals.