Mesothelioma Treatment Options
Mesothelioma treatment is often difficult because it is diagnosed too late and because it is a very serious condition. There are approximately 2,500 cases of malignant mesothelioma diagnosed each year. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you can pursue compensation against any negligent party responsible for asbestos exposure. At the Law Offices of Michael R. Bilbrey, P.C., we have extensive experience in preserving evidence and proving the source of asbestos exposure.
Victims have the best chance of survival with early diagnosis of mesothelioma. For more information about your rights and mesothelioma treatment, please contact us.
Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer, highly resistant to treatment but there are some mesothelioma treatment options available, including:
Surgical treatments include curative surgery, which attempts to remove cancer from the patient. Other surgical procedures include diagnostic surgery and palliative surgery to provide relief of symptoms. For most patients mesothelioma is not diagnosed until late stages and surgery is not an option. Our firm is dedicated to providing victims and families of mesothelioma with the legal advocacy they need to recover compensation for their injuries.
Chemotherapy and radiation
Chemotherapy is the administration of drugs that will kill malignant cells. Chemotherapy can be extremely destructive, causing many side effects. Ultimately, chemotherapy and radiation are not cures for mesothelioma victims, especially in late stage diagnosis.
There are some experimental treatments available including gene therapy, photodynamic therapy, or immunotherapy. While some of the treatments have demonstrated positive results, it is very rare for a malignant form of mesothelioma to be completely cured.
For many victims of mesothelioma, the best treatment they can receive is palliative care at the end of life. Palliative care focuses on pain relief and comfort rather than curing the disease. For more information about palliative care, please contact us.
Contact the Law Offices of Michael R. Bilbrey, P.C., for a free initial consultation with an experienced mesothelioma and asbestos-related personal injury lawyer serving clients nationwide. Call now for more information about mesothelioma treatment.