Mesothelioma is a rare yet deadly form of lung cancer that develops after exposure to asbestos, a toxic silicate material often found in older buildings. Mesothelioma is particularly dangerous because it has a long latency period, which means that the symptoms of the disease may not present themselves until later stages. This makes the disease more difficult to treat.
It is not, however, impossible to treat. Learn whether mesothelioma has a cure.
How to Treat Mesothelioma
There are three main ways to treat mesothelioma: surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. The type of treatment you receive will depend on your cancer’s stage.
Patients with an earlier stage of mesothelioma, for example, may benefit from surgery. This is because, at this point, the primary tumor may not have metastasized and spread to distant parts of the body. This may make it possible to remove the cancer entirely through a surgical procedure and cure the disease.
Patients with a later stage of mesothelioma, on the other hand, may not benefit from surgery other than to relieve painful symptoms. These patients may benefit from chemotherapy or radiation, depending on their age and overall health. It is possible to cure mesothelioma with aggressive forms of these treatments, but it is less likely because the cancer may have spread to distant parts of the body.
At this point, treatment focuses more on managing the disease rather than curing it.
Developed Mesothelioma After Asbestos Exposure? Contact Us Today
If you or someone you love developed mesothelioma after asbestos exposure, our team can help you identify any and all liable parties and recover the compensation you need to get the medical care you deserve.
Contact Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. at (844) 383-0565 to schedule a free consultation.