What Is Mesothelioma?
There are two main forms of the disease: pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma.
Pleural mesothelioma affects the lining of the lungs (pleura), whereas peritoneal mesothelioma affects the lining of the abdomen, often spreading to other organs.
Your Questions Answered
Is mesothelioma curable?
Malignant mesothelioma is not a curable cancer.
It’s a highly aggressive form of cancer that’s usually diagnosed during the later stages of the disease.
The prognosis for mesothelioma patients in the US is slowly improving, but only nine percent of people diagnosed with this cancer live longer than five years.
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Mesothelioma Treatment Options
Connecting you with the best cancer clinics & doctors in the field
You don’t need to compromise when it comes to treatment – we will explore your financial options and help you find the best mesothelioma treatment available.
Whether you need radiation, chemotherapy, or surgery, we’ll take you through the different therapy pros and cons.
Cancer treatment can be emotionally draining and taxing, we’ll help you deal with its effects.
We know that patients would rather stay local when receiving treatment, so we will review options for private medical centers, surgical consultants, clinical trials, and match you up with friendly, local physicians wherever we can.
Types of Treatments Available
- Radiation Therapy
- Photodynamic Therapy
- Clinical Trials
- Photodynamic Therapy
- Alternative Medicine
- Diet and Nutritional Therapy
Thoracic nurses Lisa Hyde-Barrett and Eleanor Ericson have been caring for mesothelioma patients for nearly 25 years.
They are passionate about focusing their careers on caring for mesothelioma patients and helping them deal with the disease.
It is this passion that brings them to our “Nurse’s Corner.”
Dealing With a Mesothelioma Diagnosis
A diagnosis of mesothelioma can come out of the blue for patients and families.
Questions you and your family might have during this difficult time:
- Where did this come from?
- Who is to blame?
- Can I seek compensation?
- Can I afford the treatment?
We can help you come to terms with the diagnosis, and talk you through the different financial and legal assistance options available to you.
Asbestos exposure has caused billions of dollars of legal liability over the years.
Globally, over 125 million people have been exposed to asbestos, and up to 33 million houses and buildings in the US are still affected.
Malignant mesothelioma is caused by ingesting or inhaling asbestos fibers.
Industries used to rely on harmful asbestos as an insulator and building material when its full effects weren’t yet known. Asbestos was once very prevalent in factories, buildings (roof tiles, shingles, etc.), industrial plants, and US shipyards.
People were even exposed to harmful asbestos fibers at home, as they are easily transported on uniforms and other clothes.
Asbestos exposure causes dormant health problems you may only see the full effects a long time after initial contact. Because its harmful effects are now known, companies have a duty of care to ensure people are safe from its carcinogenic effects.
If mesothelioma was caused by corporate negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation. This holds true even if the asbestos exposure happened a long time ago, or the relative you’re fighting for has already passed away.
Companies even have special asbestos trust funds to ensure they’ve got enough funding to cover the legal and medical costs incurred by mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma treatment puts a financial burden on American families.
Our talented mesothelioma attorneys are widely recognized for securing the compensation families need to cover medical bills for expensive cancer treatment.
Mesothelioma is a devastating diagnosis that tears through families, but it doesn’t always have to end there.
A diagnosis is not necessarily an immediate death sentence, and there are some brave families who are willing to share their inspiring stories and memories with us.
Remembering loved ones taken away by the disease is a great way to keep their spirit alive.
Seeking Mesothelioma Compensation?
Fighting for your rights is smart.
Fair compensation is what you deserve.
Cancer treatment is expensive.
Legal compensation can help you deal with the financial burden.
We take care of all the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on healing and spending time with the people you love.
Our skilled legal team has conducted extensive investigations into the companies who are responsible for asbestos exposure, and we are nationally recognized for securing fair compensation for mesothelioma patients.
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