A misdiagnosis can be devastating on many levels. Emotionally, it can be a roller coaster. Imagine being told that you don't have cancer, which is elating news, only to find out later that you've had it all along. From a medical standpoint, it can also be hugely problematic. For instance, if your cancer treatments are delayed by a year because your doctor didn't think there was a problem, an easily treatable condition could become fatal.
Right now, there are simply not that many solid options for treating people who have mesothelioma. However, a recent study may have opened up some new doors, as it explored the use of bevacizumab and found good results.
Residents of Pittsburgh rightly place a lot of trust in the local health care systems. Most of the time, our hospitals and medical care facilities perform admirably if not above expectations. However, mistakes can still happen and it is in your best interests to know the risks before you or a loved one receives care.