Dangerous types of bone cancers, such as Osteosarcoma, are frequently misdiagnosed in children and young adults as growing pains. However, the frequency with which cancers like this are misdiagnosed is a genuine cause for concern, as the European average survival rate is just 53%.
If you, or a member of your family, have suffered as a result of a misdiagnosis of bone cancer, 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.
Bone cancers such as Osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma can start in any part of any bone. The cancer begins when healthy cells in the bone change and start to grow out of control causing tumours to form. You may find the following resources useful regarding this illness.
- Health & Safety Executive – Symptoms of bone cancer
- Irish Cancer Society – Bone pain and weakened bones
- CancerCare – Caring for your bones when you have cancer
- Healthline – Types, causes and symptoms of bone cancer
- CTCA – Bone cancer stages
Help and support
The following organisations provide help and support for individuals and families affected by cancer.
- Cancer.org – Managing Symptoms of Bone Metastases
- Irish Cancer Society – Managing money and financial support
- Survive and Thrive – Cancer support centres in Ireland
- The Irish Hospice Foundation – Supports for caring at home
You may find the following academic and scientific resources useful for expanding your understanding of bone cancer.
- What’s New in Bone Cancer Research?
- A new route to blocking children’s bone cancer
- Novel therapeutic approaches for aggressive bone cancer
- Latest bone cancer news
Get expert advice from a solicitor
Were you misdiagnosed with bone cancer by a doctor or healthcare practitioner, or did you receive a late diagnosis of this illness after initially being told it was something more benign? If so, contact our team today to get expert advice on your situation and whether or not you may have an eligible case to bring.