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Bowel Cancer Misdiagnosis

Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancers affecting people in Ireland. Over 2,700 people are diagnosed with this illness each year. The survival rate is remarkably high when this illness is diagnosed at an early stage, at 90%. However, this drops to 14% when the cancer is diagnosed late. Therefore, the late diagnosis of bowel cancer is particularly dangerous.

If you have been told you are suffering from bowel cancer, it’s at a late stage and you were previously told it was something else, you may wish to look at bringing a cancer misdiagnosis claim. For further advice regarding bringing your claim, contact our expert medical negligence team today using the freephone number on this page or send us a message via our online form.

If you are not quite ready to speak to a solicitor about your case, you may find the following links useful for helping you to understand this illness and its treatment options.

General information

Bowel cancer is the general term for a group of cancers that begin in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes referred to as colon or rectal cancer. You may find the following links useful for further information on this illness.

Help and support

The following organisations provide help and support for individuals and families affected by cancer.


You may find the following academic and scientific resources useful for expanding your understanding of bowel cancer.

Get expert advice from a solicitor

If you have been diagnosed with bowel cancer at a late stage or if you were misdiagnosed with this form of cancer, you may have the grounds to bring a claim against your healthcare provider. If so, contact our team today for expert advice regarding your situation.

Medical Negligence Team at McCarthy + Co