Mesothelioma is a serious disease for which there is unfortunately no cure. In addition, many mesothelioma diagnoses occur in the most advanced stages of the disease, which may limit treatment option. However, treatment is available to reduce related symptoms and possibly help improve one’s quality of life while living with the disease.
Because of the unique aspects of every mesothelioma patient’s case, the manner of treatment of the disease may vary. Depending on the disease’s progression, patients may be able to undergo surgery or other types of treatment aimed at removing tumors or destroying cancerous cells to prevent them from further spreading. If those options are inappropriate for a specific patient, palliative treatment plans, focusing on pain and symptom management, may be tailored to the patient's needs.
Studies have been conducted in the area of mesothelioma research that have led to significant improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with the disease. Participation in clinical trials used to test emergent treatments and procedures may be an option for some patients. Those interested in this option should discuss it with their primary care provider.
Below is a list of questions that are important to ask if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma:
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you may have valid grounds for a legal claim. The Chicago mesothelioma law firm of Cooney and Conway can provide you with a free consultation to discuss the merits of your case. Contact our firm today.