Pascagoula Personal Injury Law Firm Presents Mesothelioma Treatment Options
Connecting clients with resources to manage asbestos-related cancer
It is never easy to hear the news from your doctor that you have cancer, or to hear that you got the cancer because you were exposed to asbestos at your workplace. Our attorneys understand that you have a lot of questions about the treatment options available to you.
We offer some basic information here to guide you in your discussion of these options and to help you ask your doctor questions about mesothelioma.
What mesothelioma treatment options are available now?
Mesothelioma treatment options vary depending on the type of illness you have and the stage of the disease. The patient’s age and relative state of health at the time also plays a role in the available treatment options. These treatments are not a cure; rather, they are an attempt to halt the progression of the cancer and to preserve the patient’s quality of life as long as possible. The main treatment options include:
- Surgery: The surgical option is mostly for younger patients with an early-stage diagnosis. The goal is to remove all of the visible tumors. Surgery is often preceded or followed by chemotherapy treatments.
- Chemotherapy: This treatment option uses chemicals to kill cancer cells, usually intravenously. It can relieve symptoms and manage cancer growth.
- Radiation: Ionizing radiation treatments damage the DNA of the affected tissue, causing the cancerous cells to die. The goal of radiation therapy, which is administered in a series of treatments, is to prevent the spread of the tumor.
Because mesothelioma is such a rare cancer, with only about 3,000 people receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis in the United States each year, the research has been challenging for medical professionals who seek to find better treatment options for this often terminal diagnosis. When you work with us at Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, we take on the burden of protecting your legal interests and seeking compensation for your disease so you can focus your time and attention on your health.
What are some of the experimental and alternative treatment options for asbestos-related lung cancers?
Despite the rareness of the cancer, doctors continue to research the disease to try to find more effective treatment options and hopefully a cure. Promising experimental therapies that are undergoing clinical trials include:
- Gene therapy: This mesothelioma treatment option involves manipulating the patient’s genes to repair the damage that the defective genes have caused.
- Immune therapy: The treatment involves manipulating the patient’s immune system to help it fight the cancer. It tricks the patient’s immune system into treating the cancer cells as foreign and destroying them while sparing healthy cells.
- Photodynamic therapy: This innovative approach to cancer treatment uses light energy to kill cancer cells. Using a laser, the doctor injects the tumor or cancerous cells with a chemical that makes it sensitive to the specific wavelengths of light.
If you have received a mesothelioma diagnosis, your doctor will likely direct you to take a look at the promising clinical trials that are underway right now to develop more successful cancer treatment options. While there is no guarantee that an experimental treatment will work, some of them have been effective. Your participation can help scientists develop better options for patients in the future.
We have experience with getting justice for mesothelioma patients and look forward to helping you obtain fair compensation for your injuries.
Contact a Mississippi personal injury law firm with experience in obtaining justice for mesothelioma victims
At the law firm of Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, we are focused on getting fair compensation for your injuries. Call us at 866-461-1591 or contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your case.