Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland. The prostate gland is part of a man’s reproductive system. It is a marble-sized structure that wraps around the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the body.
Often, prostate cancer is misdiagnosed as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The symptoms for each are similar, including difficulty urinating, pain when urinating, pain with ejaculation and lower back pain. Prostate cancer can also be associated with incontinence and blood in the urine.
Generally, prostate cancer is treated by radiation therapy or surgical removal of the prostate. That therapy usually takes seven (7) weeks. However, Hematology Oncology Associates of Central New York, based in Syracuse, promises five day treatment with the Cyberknife. Cyberknife is a stereotactic radiosurgery device which allows for very precise removal of prostate cancer.
The trial lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of medical malpractice cases, including those concerning the failure to diagnose prostate cancer. If you or a loved one recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you and/or your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Central New York medical malpractice lawyer, contact Bottar Leone, PLLC now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.