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What is Mesothelioma?
With nearly 3,000 new cases diagnosed annually, mesothelioma cancer is a rare disease and most people know little about it.
As defined by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), mesothelioma is a type of cancer in which malignant cells are found in the chest or abdomen lining, called the mesothelium. The disease can also affect the lining of the heart.
A mesothelioma diagnosis usually leaves a patient and their family searching for information about mesothelioma treatment options. This cancer has a long latency period, so mesothelioma symptoms can take decades to develop after an individual's exposure to asbestos.
Symptoms of Mesothelioma
Individuals who develop either pleural mesothelioma (which affects the lungs) or peritoneal mesothelioma (which affects the abdominal cavity) often suffer from symptoms for months before going to a doctor. If you think you're experiencing mesothelioma symptoms, contact your doctor.
Malignant mesothelioma takes a long time to develop, so initial symptoms such as a persistent cough, chest pains, hoarseness, weight loss, loss of appetite, and difficulty breathing are felt gradually by the patient and may be mistaken for a less serious illness or cold.
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Treatments for Mesothelioma
Like treatments for many other forms of cancer, the mesothelioma prognosis given by doctors can help determine the best forms of treatment for a patient to pursue.
Treatment options generally consist of a combination of surgical procedures (like pleurocentesis), radiation therapy, immunotherapy, vaccine therapy, and/or chemotherapy, according to the National Cancer Institute.
There are also experimental treatments through clinical trials occurring at facilities around the country. Undergoing these treatments is an option for some patients who are able to meet the research criteria.
Veterans and Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos was widely used by the military during the 20th century. Many of those who proudly served their country were exposed to asbestos or asbestos containing materials during their service. Veterans as a group have experienced high rates of mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure.
Mesothelioma is an incurable form of cancer. The life expectancy of a patient after diagnosis can vary and usually depends on the type of mesothelioma, tumor location, and disease stage. With the right combination of treatments, some mesothelioma patients live for years with the illness.
Mesothelioma Lawyers & Legal Support
Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure, so it should be a preventable cancer. However, some companies hid the dangers of asbestos for decades while exposing their workers and others to the deadly mineral.
Bringing a lawsuit against such a company with the help of an attorney may result in a substantial settlement for you or your family. Compensation may help to pay expensive medical bills that patients accrue as they undergo treatment.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma that may have been caused by preventable asbestos exposure, consider speaking to an experienced mesothelioma lawyer. For more than 30 years, Sokolove Law has provided legal help to thousands of mesothelioma victims and their families, bringing them justice and compensation.
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