What You Need to Know: Asbestos Cancer & Litigation
Malignant mesothelioma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the pleura
(the thin layer of tissue that lines the chest cavity and covers the lungs)
or the peritoneum (the thin layer of tissue that lines the abdomen and
covers most of the organs in the abdomen). This summary is about malignant
mesothelioma of the pleura. There are several physicians including surgeons,
surgical oncologists and oncologists who have experience in diagnosing
and treating mesothelioma.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that has been mined for
centuries. Several different types of asbestos exist such as “white
asbestos” or chrysotile, "brown asbestos" or amosite,
and “blue asbestos” or riebeckite. Learn more on the
risks of asbestos, early detection, the tragic story of Libby, Montana, the disease epidemic
and learn about chrysotile asbestos.
Click here to view an excellent video on how asbestos fibers enter the human body.
Video courtesy of Laurie Kazan-Allen founder of British Asbestos Newsletter
and IBAS (International Ban Asbestos Secretariat).
Diagnosing mesothelioma can be difficult. Mesothelioma is often diagnosed
as a lung cancer or initially as pneumonia. There are several tests that
a physician may have the patient undergo.
Mesothelioma Treatment Options
Depending on several factors, including cell type,
staging, and previous health conditions, a recently diagnosed mesothelioma patient
may have several choices concerning
treatment options, including
radiation therapy and
immunotherapy. There also may be several active
clinical trials seeking candidates.
Mesothelioma Treatment Centers
treatment centers in California or along the West Coast or elsewhere in the U.S.A.? We can
connect you with some of the top centers and physicians.
Medical Costs of Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is expensive. Not only does the cancer itself exact a heavy
toll on the patient, it can also blow apart his or her savings. To live
longer, patients need to be prepared to pay more. Mesothelioma patients
who are fortunate enough to be eligible for multi-modal therapies must
fork over high deductibles, if they have insurance, or drain their life
savings, if they don’t.
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Empowerment of those Battling Mesothelioma