Surgery and clinical trials are improving the lives of mesothelioma patients

On Behalf of | Apr 13, 2021 | Asbestos & Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is one of the most serious types of cancer, but advances in medicine are improving the quality of life for patients. 

If you have mesothelioma or your loved one is a mesothelioma patient, it’s important to understand as much as you can about your treatment options.

Surgery is often the first line of defense against mesothelioma

Surgeries are used to decrease fluid buildup, to remove tissue around the lungs, to remove peritoneal mesothelioma prior to chemotherapy and to remove the damaged lung and surrounding tissues when possible.

Sometimes, these surgeries are effectively able to eradicate the illness from the patient’s body. Other times, they make it easier for the individual to cope and help reduce symptoms of the illness.

Clinical trials offer the latest mesothelioma treatment options

Clinical trials are constantly underway to test new medications and treatment options for those with mesothelioma and asbestos-related illnesses. If you or someone you love have a case of mesothelioma, you may want to consider entering into a clinical trial to see which new targeted approaches are available and if you can access those treatments sooner. 

There are different kinds of mesothelioma, so not every treatment option is appropriate for every patient. Finding an earlier-stage cancer is more likely to give patients the time they need to seek treatment, while later-stage cancers may not be as easy to address.

If you have been exposed to asbestos and developed mesothelioma or know someone who has, you need to learn more about the potential for compensation for your illness. An attorney with experience in asbestos-related illnesses can help you uncover potential avenues of financial support that can assist you and your family during this difficult time.