People often ask me what’s involved in a failure to diagnose skin cancer case. And basically that’s broken down into two general categories. There is the failure to do proper screening of a patient who may be at high risk for skin cancer. Patients for example who have a family history or who have had a lot of sun exposure in their lifetime and who are not being screened on a regular basis.

There’s also those types of cases in which a patient goes to a doctor with a certain abnormality on their skin and brings it to the doctors attention and the doctor fails to recognize that it is symptomatic or it is a sign of a potential malignancy.

So those are the two types of categories of cancer we’re talking about when we’re talking about a failure to diagnose skin cancer.

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