Common Side Effects from Mesothelioma Treatment

The New York City asbestos lawyers at The Williams Law Firm, P.C., recognize that when we take on a client withmesothelioma, we must be as aware of their treatment side effects as we are of their doctors’ overall strategy.

Generally, after mesothelioma is diagnosed and doctors have determined the extent of the disease, patients are presented with a treatment plan that will incorporate one or all of the following strategies, each of which carries its own unique side effects:

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Your doctors should be the first and best resource for exploring asbestos cancer and mesothelioma treatment options.
  • SURGERY ─ THE GOAL OF MESOTHELIOMA SURGERY IS EITHER TO CURE THE CANCER OR ALLEVIATE SYMPTOMS. THERE ARE SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE TYPES OF OPERATIONS INCLUDING EXCESSIVE BLEEDING, CLOTTING, INFECTION, PNEUMONIA, AND ORGAN FAILURE.
  • RADIATION ─ THIS APPROACH, IN WHICH X-RAYS ARE USED TO KILL CANCER CELLS, IS LESS COMMON FOR “MESO” PATIENTS THAN OTHER CANCER SURVIVORS BECAUSE RADIATION IS MOST EFFECTIVE ON TUMOR MASSES. PATIENTS WHO DO UNDERGO RADIATION THERAPY CONTEND WITH SUCH SIDE EFFECTS AS CHRONIC FATIGUE, HAIR LOSS, RASHES, VOMITING, AND APPETITE LOSS.
  • CHEMOTHERAPY ─ THIS APPROACH ATTACKS THE CANCER WITH MEDICATIONS. IT IS OFTEN USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH SURGERY. THE WELL-KNOWN SIDE EFFECTS OF “CHEMO” INCLUDE HAIR LOSS, TOPICAL SORES, VOMITING, NAUSEA, AND APPETITE LOSS.
  • IMMUNOTHERAPY ─ HERE, MEDICATIONS ARE USED TO BUILD UP THE BODY’S NATURAL IMMUNE SYSTEM. SIDE EFFECTS FROM THIS TREATMENT MAY INCLUDE CHILLS, HEADACHES, SORE JOINTS AND MUSCLES, AND SEVERE MOOD SWINGS.

Your doctors should be the first and best resource for exploring asbestos cancer and mesothelioma treatment options.

At The Williams Law Firm, our New York City asbestos lawyers want you to know that we appreciate the severity of your battle, and will do whatever we can to secure justice on your behalf.

If you or a family member was diagnosed with mesothelioma, please contact our asbestos lawyers in New York City online or call (855) 955-6376  for your free case consultation. Our mesothelioma trial attorneys represent victims from Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and across the United States.

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