A cancer diagnosis can send you reeling. It is difficult to hear and is a heavy burden to carry on your shoulders and those of your family. Every kind of cancer will have different implications. Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that is only caused by exposure to Asbestos. When exposed to Asbestos, the thin layer of tissue that lines and protects many of our internal organs can become abnormal. These abnormalities can be malignant and result in Mesothelioma.
If you have been exposed to Asbestos, the fibers in this toxic substance can be inhaled or even ingested. Bringing Asbestos into the body can lead to inflammation of internal tissue. This can then lead to scar tissue which will disrupt cell division. This domino effect can lead to cancer. Symptoms may take years to present after the Asbestos exposure. It might surprise you to learn that Mesothelioma takes about 12-50 years to fully develop after exposure to asbestos.
You may have been exposed to Asbestos if you worked in:
After you are diagnosed with Mesothelioma, you might want to consider seeking a second opinion or the advice of a doctor that specializes in this rare disease. Additionally, try to educate yourself as much as possible on this condition so you can speak to your doctor specifically about any specific questions and concerns you may have, especially as they relate to your treatment options. Mesothelioma is commonly treated through things such as:
- Radiation therapy
The road of Mesothelioma treatment is a difficult one. Mesothelioma and the available treatment options will take a serious toll on your body. Build a strong support network to help you through this difficult time. Having people you trust and care about around to lean on can be of immense help. Let those who love you take on some of your burdens while you fight this disease. Ask for help. Ask for someone to drive you to doctor visits. Let your friends and family cook for you. You may find yourself extremely fatigued due to living with Mesothelioma, undergoing treatment, and just living with the emotional weight that comes with this type of diagnosis.
You should also contact skilled legal representation and consider your lawyer part of your support network. A Mesothelioma lawyer can provide valuable services to you during this time of great need. While treatment options for Mesothelioma can alleviate some of your symptoms and help fight cancer, it is very expensive. Medical bills can quickly pile up. Contact our attorneys as soon as possible. We can help you pursue your legal options and possible avenues for financial recovery. Determining what type of financial compensation may be available to you is the first step towards getting the help you need with things like your medical expenses. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get to work helping you.