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Is a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cancer evidence of medical negligence?

It is possible that a misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis will not be evidence of negligence. However, the answer to the question often hinges on whether evidence of cancer was visible to the radiologist when reading the x-ray, CT or MRI study.  A central issue is whether a reasonably prudent (i.e., good, careful) radiologist would have understood the abnormality shown on the study when reading it.