Signs Of Skin Cancer

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Misdiagnosis or Brushing Aside Signs of Skin Cancer: The Importance of Seeing a Specialist

In 2006, a jury in Virginia Beach awarded a family $1.5 million in the death of a family member. According to The Legal Examiner, doctors misdiagnosed melanoma as simply an infection, causing the melanoma to spread. The patient originally went to the doctor for a raw spot on a finger and was treated for an infection. When the infection did not clear up, a second biopsy was done and melanoma was detected. By this time the melanoma had spread and the patient died.

 

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