Bowel Cancer Misdiagnosis can cause a reduced life expectancy or even death. Early detection is of the up-most importance as with most cancers. Not often talked about bowel cancer is the second biggest killer in the UK responsible for 10% of all deaths from cancer.
Misdiagnosis or late diagnosis can be devastating to all of those involved as early detection of bowel cancer can usually lead to a full recovery.
Results can be misread as negative or overlooked, or there can be a complete failure to diagnose. If this is the case then the cancer can continue to grow undetected leading to disastrous consequences and making treatment of the cancer much more difficult.