According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 14.1 million people worldwide developed cancer in 2012, showing a continued increase in cancer rates. The New York Daily News reported that the group’s research, GLOBOSCAN 2012, found that 12.7 million people contracted cancer in 2008 and that by 2025 about 19.3 million people will contract one form of cancer or another annually.
When comparing 2012 results to 2008 results, WHO found that cancer deaths increased eight percent to 8.2 million in one year. The highest rates of death happened in developing nations. Researchers found that advancements in cancer treatments have not yet reached patients in these countries who could survive if treated properly with existing modes of therapy.
Additionally, 1.7 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, a 20 percent increase from 2008.
The organization found that lung, breast, and colorectal cancers were the most commonly diagnosed cancers across the world. Additionally, cancer-related deaths were most often related to lung, liver, and stomach cancers, with cancer deaths worldwide due mostly to a lack of diagnosis until it was too late to administer effective treatment.
Cancer misdiagnosis or a complete failure to diagnose can happen anywhere, including New Jersey. If you or a loved one has suffered due to the negligence of a healthcare provider who has improperly or untimely diagnosed your cancer, you have legal rights.
To learn if you have a potential case and are entitled to monetary compensation for your losses, call the failure to diagnose cancer lawyers in New Jersey at Blume Forte. A no-cost consultation is available to those who contact us online or call (973) 635-5400.