Some Situations prone to a missed diagnosis in cancer
|Lung cancer||False negative X-ray: delays six times longer.
Superior sulcus tumours treated for musculoskeletal shoulder pain.
Older and socially deprived groups
|Larynx||Performing mirror examination significantly shortened the professional diagnostic delay.
Women double probability of diagnostic delay
|Upper gastrointestinal||Taking acid suppression for symptoms delays the diagnosis|
|Gastrointestinal||Inappropriate use of a rapid access to an endoscopy service|
|Cervix cancer||Pregnancy: delayed diagnosis|
|Rectal cancer||Negative barium enema within the year prior to diagnosis as a cause of the delayed diagnosis||