A type of cancer, mesothelioma strikes adult men and women years after exposure to particles of the mineral asbestos.
It is crucially important after receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis to obtain treatment. Without it, the chances of surviving more than six to 12 months are slim. However, with treatment, survival of two to five years and longer is possible.
Mesothelioma can be difficult to diagnose because early-stage symptoms often look like those of other diseases.
Mesothelioma research is ongoing and discoveries leading to a better understanding of this unusually aggressive cancer continue to be made. As scientists increase their knowledge of mesothelioma, hope grows for better treatments and longer survival times—perhaps one day even a cure.
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More men and women die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer, even though the death rate for lung cancer has declined by nearly 3 percent on average each year for more than a decade.
People who smoke run a serious risk of developing lung cancer, as do those who are exposed to radon gas or asbestos or have a family history of the disease.
The most appropriate treatment for lung cancer depends on which stage the disease is in when diagnosed and what type of lung cancer cells are present.
Mesothelioma in Your Line of Work
The way mesothelioma sneaks up on you depends on the type of work you do. Click the icon for your line of work to learn about the risks your job poses (even if you’re retired from it).
If you or a loved one has mesothelioma, you and/or they may be entitled to compensation from the companies found responsible for causing this cancer. Such compensation can range from under $100,000 to $5 million or more, depending on the nature and strength of the case brought against the defendant companies.
To obtain the best results, use only attorneys whose practice focus is mesothelioma and who have a track-record of favorable mesothelioma verdicts and settlements. See the names of lawyers in your area who meet those requirements. Click here.
About the author…
Beth Gori graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1995 with a degree in Biology. She attended law school at St. Louis University and graduated with a J.D. and certificate in Health Law Studies in 1999.