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Bowel cancer can affect the colon or the rectum which are in the same category because the causes, symptoms and treatment for cancer of the colon and rectum are similar and the rectum is considered to be an extension of the large intestine. Bowel cancer is common and is third most common form of cancer following breast cancer and lung cancer. More men are affected than women. Late diagnosis or mis-diagnosis of lung cancer may be due to medical negligence and give rise to a personal injury compensation claim for damage and loss.

Bowel cancer occurs more commonly in older people with few people below the age of fifty being diagnosed. That being said, there are certain risk factors for the disease. There are two types of syndromes that are inherited that can lead to early bowel cancer: hereditary non-polyposis bowel cancer (HNPCC), and familiar adenomatous polyposis (FAP).

Individuals with the inherited HNPCC gene make up about two to five percent of all cases of bowel cancer, and have an eighty percent chance of developing the condition at some point in their lifetime. Individuals with FAP typically have multiple polyps in their colon, which will become cancerous at some point, usually prior to the age of forty. Careful monitoring is needed to keep them from becoming dangerous.

Not only are inherited syndromes more at risk, those with close relatives with bowel cancer are also at a higher risk for developing the disease. First degree relatives (a mother, father, sister, brother) who have been diagnosed with bowel cancer under the age of forty five, are at a higher risk of having the same problem.

Other people who are at high risk of developing bowel cancer include those with a chronic inflammation of the bowel that is caused by a condition such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. These people are often monitored quite closely with routine bowel examinations by means of a special tool known as a colonoscope.

Symptoms

Bowel cancer can develop in either the upper portion known as the small bowel or in the lower portion known as the colon. In either case, the symptoms may mimic other less serious conditions which could lead to a misdiagnosis or complete dismissal of something more serious. Your doctor should always recommend follow up examinations by a specialist such as a gastroenterologist. Late diagnosis or mis-diagnosis of lung cancer may be due to medical negligence and give rise to a personal injury compensation claim for damage and loss.

Common symptoms associated with bowel cancer include fatigue, a change in bowel habits such as diarrhea or constipation, blood in the stool, discomfort, and weight loss. Bowel cancer can cause obstructions to form which can cause pain, bloating, constipation, and nausea. Bowel cancer can be diagnosed using a variety of methods all of which can be prone to misdiagnosis if proper care is not utilized. Blood tests need to be done, along with physical examinations, a proctoscopy, and a signoidoscopy which is an internal examination done with a fiber optic camera. Late diagnosis or mis-diagnosis of lung cancer may be due to medical negligence and give rise to a personal injury compensation claim for damage and loss.

Common symptoms associated with small bowel cancer include dark tarry stools, weight loss, diarrhea, and blood in the stool. Small bowel cancer can also cause blockages that can result in a ruptured bowel. Diagnosis can be done by means of a colonoscopy, or an endoscopy which is a fiber optic camera examination that can collect samples of tissue for further examination in a laboratory. Late diagnosis or mis-diagnosis of lung cancer may be due to medical negligence and give rise to a personal injury compensation claim for damage and loss.

Bowel Cancer Negligence Solicitors

If you or someone you know has suffered because of a bowel cancer misdiagnosis, do not wait to seek legal help. Our team of medical negligence solicitors is here to help you and has a wide variety of resources at their disposal. All of our cases are taken on a no win no fee basis. We operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client. Once your claim settles you will receive your compensation in full. Do not wait to seek the justice you deserve. Please call, email, or use the contact form on this website to contact us today. Your case will be reviewed for free, with no further obligation.


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