There is no cure for mesothelioma, but some treatments effectively reduce related symptoms and offer a better short-term prognosis. Treatment is generally based on the extent of the cancer, but most mesothelioma cases are treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
Clinical trials are also underway to test emerging treatments such as immunotherapy and gene therapy. While both treatments have shown some success in trials, they are not yet on the market in most cases. Our mesothelioma attorneys can help you understand possible treatment options and how legal action can benefit you.
Before you get in touch with one of our mesothelioma lawyers, you should seek one of the many forms of medical treatment options that exist for mesothelioma. Some cases of mesothelioma can be managed with traditional cancer treatments. This includes:
Chemotherapy is the first-line treatment for mesothelioma. It is usually given as a combination of pemetrexed and cisplatin, although other drugs may be used in combination with pemetrexed or can be used on their own.
In the past, radiation therapy damaged large areas around the cancerous growth and increased the risks of complications. Today, doctors can target cancer with better accuracy, ensure the dose you receive is exactly what is necessary, and limit the damage to nearby structures or tissues.
In addition, technological advances allow continuous imaging of the site during treatment, computer-assisted planning of treatments, and the ability to give larger, more effective doses of radiation. This could allow you to finish treatment faster or get more effective radiation treatment.
It is difficult to identify mesothelioma early, so it is often diagnosed when it is too large to remove. However, if diagnosed early enough, your doctor may be able to remove the growth via surgery. This may include:
Usually, however, the diagnosis comes too late, and the cancer has already advanced too much to remove the pleura. If this occurs, surgery may make it easier to reduce the symptoms and allow your condition to improve. This type of surgery may include:
This type of treatment utilizes the patient’s immune system to battle the cancerous cells. Because they are a natural part of the body, they target only the cancer cells and do not damage surrounding tissues.
Gene therapy is not related to the patient’s genetic makeup. Instead, it utilizes a genetically altered virus designed to target the cancer cells. In cancer treatment, the altered viruses will replace the defective copy of a cell.
Over time, the cells all become the altered virus “look-alike” cells instead of the original defective cell. This kills the cancer cells and significantly impacts tumor growth.
In a mesothelioma lawsuit, you could recover various types of compensation for the damages you suffered. Understanding the potential losses that you could recover is crucial when pursuing legal action. Here are some of the losses that you can recover in a mesothelioma lawsuit:
Recovering these losses through a mesothelioma lawsuit can provide financial relief and a sense of justice for those affected by this devastating disease. Our team of mesothelioma attorneys at our law firm will review your case details and tell you which damages you could recover.
Hiring a mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer lawyer after a diagnosis can have numerous benefits and significantly impact your legal journey. Here are some key benefits of having the services of a mesothelioma lawyer:
By hiring a mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer lawyer, you can benefit from our team’s years of experience, get an evaluation of your case, and receive the necessary support and guidance throughout the legal journey. Our team can greatly enhance your chances of obtaining fair compensation and justice for the harm caused by asbestos exposure.
At Zanes Law, we know there is no cure for mesothelioma, and our team wants to take immediate action on behalf of the wrongs and pain you have suffered. A mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer lawyer will review your case for free and can even sign you up on the same phone call. If you would rather meet face-to-face, we can meet you in your home or hospital room for your initial consultation.
Let us take legal action on your behalf, pursue compensation, and hold the asbestos manufacturer or another liable party accountable. Call us to get started today.
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