Treatments For Mesothelioma
Diagnosis of mesothelioma can occur decades after exposure to asbestos. It is often difficult to diagnose because symptoms such as coughing, chest pain and shortness of breath are associated with many other diseases. The diagnosis of mesothelioma may begin with an x-ray and assessment of radiological and clinical tests. If a doctor finds abnormal tissue, he or she will likely perform a biopsy to test a tissue sample from the lining of the lungs or abdomen.
When diagnosing mesothelioma, a doctor will also take into account the patient’s medical and work history. If the patient worked at a shipyard, oil plant or other at-risk job location, it may point to the risk of mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of mesothelioma, it is important to seek medical treatment and evaluation as soon as possible. When you are ready to explore your legal options, our attorneys will be here for you.
Mesothelioma Treatment Options
The treatment options available depend upon a number of factors, including the location of the tumor, the degree the cancer has spread, and the age and health of the patient.
Treatment of cancer typically involves the attempt to eliminate malignant cells while protecting healthy ones. Traditional treatments for mesothelioma include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. While mesothelioma is not curable, these treatments have been effective at relieving many of the painful symptoms associated with the disease, sometimes increasing life expectancy.
There are experimental treatment options available, including gene therapy and immunotherapy. Of course, you should consult with your doctor about the mesothelioma treatment options available to you. When you are ready to explore your legal options, our attorneys will be here to offer advice and advocacy.
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If you suffer from mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure, we are here to stand up for your rights. Contact us today to speak with an experienced Baton Rouge, Monroe, Lake Charles or New Orleans mesothelioma treatment options attorney. We offer free initial consultations, and we get paid on a contingent fee basis — you won’t owe us a thing unless we win results for you.