Information from a Trusted New York Mesothelioma Lawyer
There is hope for mesothelioma victims. Ongoing research and clinical trials of new treatment methods will lead to an effective remedy for this preventable, but deadly disease caused by asbestos exposure. Cancer research continues to be promising on many fronts and there is no reason to believe that this illness is somehow immune to the tenacity and innovation capable of our scientific community.
Our team at The Williams Law Firm, P.C. is dedicated to helping asbestos exposure victims and their families receive the financial security they need. If necessary, we can also refer you or your family member to an experienced mesothelioma oncologist for personalized treatment while we diligently pursue the compensation you deserve from the accountable parties.
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CURRENT TREATMENTS & RESEARCH
Mesothelioma treatment presently focuses on managing the cancer. This includes preventing the spread of mesothelioma, relieving pain, extending life expectancy, and improving quality of life.
Depending on the stage of cancer and other individual factors, mesothelioma treatment often entails a blend of therapies including:
- SURGERY TO REMOVE TISSUE AND/OR ORGANS AFFECTED BY MESOTHELIOMA
- SURGICAL PROCEDURES TO DRAIN FLUID FROM THE LUNGS OR ABDOMEN AND PREVENT FURTHER FLUID BUILDUP
- CHEMOTHERAPY TO KILL CANCER CELLS AND RESTRICT THE FURTHER SPREAD OF MESOTHELIOMA
- RADIATION THERAPY TO DESTROY CANCER CELLS AND REDUCE THE SIZE OF EXISTING TUMORS
However, new experimental therapies are being evaluated and clinical trials are proceeding for new medications and other treatment options. Your mesothelioma oncologist can help you determine if you’re eligible to participate in clinical trials for potential mesothelioma treatments, including targeted drug therapy, gene therapy, and photodynamic therapy.
Tests are also underway to find means of an earlier mesothelioma diagnosis. Mesothelioma is typically not detected until the cancer is an advanced stage, usually some 20 to 50 years after the actual exposure to asbestos; this long latency period makes life-saving treatment difficult.
For more information about coping with and finding help for mesothelioma, please see our Mesothelioma Support and Resources page.
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