Exercise and Your Fight Against Mesothelioma

Although mesothelioma, or “meso,” the cancer caused by asbestos exposure, is incurable, many survivors wage a years-long battle against the disease. That’s why those with a “meso” diagnosis (or their loved ones) should consult an attorney like the asbestos trial lawyers at The Williams Law Firm, P.C., in New York City about securing financial compensation for medical expenses.

But here’s a disease-fighting, life-extending strategy for everyone regardless of their current health: exercise.

Based on already-established research that indicates exercise improves the quality of life of patients suffering from lung cancer, medical researchers in Western Australia are now specifically looking at the effects of exercise on meso survivors.

“We are hoping to show that a tailored exercise program can promote muscle strength mobility and confidence in patients,” cancer-research scientist Dr. Carolyn McIntyre from Edith Cowan University in Perth told the journal Science Network Western Australia. “(Regular exercise) will hopefully lead to improvements in quality of life.

Consider these “fast facts” about asbestos and mesothelioma in the United States from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • A DIAGNOSIS OF ASBESTOSIS OR LUNG CANCER FROM ASBESTOS GENERALLY HAPPENS NEARLY 25 OR MORE AFTER EXPOSURE.
  • A DIAGNOSIS OF MESOTHELIOMA HAPPENS, ON AVERAGE, 30 YEARS AFTER ASBESTOS EXPOSURE.
  • THE HIGHEST INCIDENCE OF DEATH FROM MESOTHELIOMA HAPPENS IN WHITE MEN AGE 75 AND UP.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with meso and is now facing a fight for life against this aggressive cancer, please contact the New York City asbestos attorneys at The Williams Law Firm, P.C., online or by telephone at 855-575-MESO (6376) to schedule your free case consultation.

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