Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that can attack the lining of the lungs, heart, and/or abdomen that is directly linked to asbestos exposure. In fact, mesothelioma is mainly diagnosed in older individuals who worked or regularly came in contact with asbestos in an industrial setting. It is also commonly diagnosed in those who laundered or handled the clothing of an individual who worked with loose asbestos at his or her workplace.
Mesothelioma is often treated using conventional methods such as radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery. However, there are new and emerging treatments that offer hope to mesothelioma patients. Keep in mind that only a doctor can help you to determine the best course of treatment in light of your individual set of circumstances. Notwithstanding, if other methods have not been successful, and/or your doctor feels you would be a candidate for emerging treatment methods, it may be worth considering. Accordingly, our seasoned asbestos exposure attorneys have put together an overview, for your review, of the latest emerging treatment methods. Be sure to consult a qualified physician for questions about any of the methods mentioned herein.
If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma and want to learn more about your legal rights and options, contact Stern Law, PLLC at (844) 808-7529 today. You are not alone, as we can help you to fight hard for your right to be compensated to the fullest extent of the law.
Emerging Treatments for Mesothelioma
Although doctors and medical researchers are constantly searching for a cure for asbestos-related conditions such as mesothelioma, no such cure exists as of yet. However, the good news is that there are number of new and promising treatments that combat mesothelioma, which are described as follows:
- Multimodal therapy – this is one of the most aggressive and effective forms of treatments to date and its use is increasing each year in the U.S. This form of therapy refers to a combination of two to three treatment methods (such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery) that attack cancer cells from all angles. The main point of this therapy is to increase a person’s life expectancy as well as to provide palliative care (pain relief) caused by tumors.
- Cryotherapy – while the effectiveness of cryotherapy is still being evaluated in clinical trials, this type of treatment eliminates cancerous tumors through the use of hypothermic cold. The theory behind cryotherapy is that no living cells can survive extreme cold temperatures once they reach a certain threshold, which is why this therapy uses this biological advantage to kill tumors in a number of different cancer patients.
- Photodynamic therapy – when combined with other treatment methods, some forms of emerging therapies offer the most aggressive approach to treating mesothelioma. Photodynamic therapy uses light to single out cancerous cells, ultimately killing tumors.
- Immunotherapy – this form of treatment, offered only in clinical trials, seeks to boost a person’s immune system so they can better withstand the effects of the disease and have a better chance of survival. For further information on clinical trials and whether you may qualify, visit ClinicalTrials.gov for further information. Be sure to consult your physician before pursuing any type of medical treatment for mesothelioma.
If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos, contact Stern Law, PLLC to learn more about your legal rights and options, at (844) 808-7529 today.
Were You Diagnosed with Mesothelioma? Contact Stern Law, PLLC Today
At Stern Law, PLLC, we understand the complexities associated with a mesothelioma diagnosis, and want to help. We take the time you need to review your case, determine the sources of your exposure, and develop a plan of action to fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact Stern Law, PLLC today at (844) 808-7529 to schedule your free consultation with one of our seasoned mesothelioma attorneys.