By Presidential Proclamation, September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, according to a release on the website of the White House Office of the Press Secretary.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common male cancers and though there has been some progress in managing the disease, it continues to claim thousands of lives annually. During September, it is not only important to honor the memories of those who lost their battle with prostate cancer, but to renew and support efforts toward detecting, treating, and preventing the disease.
Prostate cancer develops in the tissues of the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. The exact causes of prostate cancer are unknown. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that, 241,740 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and 28,170 men will die of the disease in 2012.
Timely and accurate diagnosis of this disease as well as the administration of timely and effective treatment are integral to a positive and/or improved prognosis. However, unfortunately not all healthcare professionals conduct themselves within the standards of care required, and their acts and/or omissions may detrimentally affect a cancer patient’s prognosis.
If you or a loved one has suffered from prostate cancer as the result of your healthcare professional’s failure to perform their duties within those reasonable and accepted standards of care, you may be entitled to pursue claims for damages surrounding injuries sustained. The experienced NJ failure to diagnose prostate cancer lawyers at Blume Forte can help you determine whether you may have a valid claim. Please call for a no-cost consultation: (973) 635-5400.