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Malpractice Risk Associated with Failure to Screen for Occult Malignancy

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A physician may be sued for malpractice if a patient develops a cancer that might have been detected sooner by a screening test. A physician may be found liable even though many screening tests are flawed and some cancers can progress very rapidly.

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