Female Cancer Misdiagnosis

Getting a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and have a significant impact on you and your family. It can make things even worse if you find out that the cancer could have been detected earlier or that it was incorrectly diagnosed.

If you discover this has happened to you, our caring, expert team can help. We can help you through the process of seeking compensation against the people responsible, and help you get access to the support services and benefits open to you.

In respect of female cancer misdiagnosis, there are several types of cancers that are more commonly misdiagnosed than others. We’ve outlined below a list of cancers that tend to be specific to females. Read more about the various types of female cancers by following these links:

  • Ovarian cancer misdiagnosis: Cancer in the ovaries is typically diagnosed at the advanced stage and often in older women over 45. One in ten ovarian cancers are caused by an inherited faulty gene. Find out more here.
  • Breast cancer misdiagnosis: Breast cancer affects one in eight women, particularly those who have a family history of some types of cancer. Read on for the different types of breast cancer, the symptoms and how it is diagnosed.
  • Womb cancer misdiagnosis: Womb cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women and can come in many forms. Learn about who is most at risk and the symptoms to look out for.
  • Cervical cancer misdiagnosis: The cervix is the neck of the womb, and cervical cancer can affect women of any age (although cervical screenings will reduce the risk). Discover the symptoms of cervical cancer and how it might be misdiagnosed.
  • Vaginal cancer misdiagnosis: Vaginal cancer is rare, affecting fewer than 300 women in the UK each year. Find more about the symptoms of vaginal cancer and the different types, including squamous cell, melanoma and small cell carcinoma.
  • Vulval cancer misdiagnosis: Vulval cancer can occur in any part of the vulva, which consists of the labia majora and the labia minora. It’s a rare cancer, and its causes are unknown. Read on to learn about its risk factors.