What is Testicular Mesothelioma?
One of the rarest forms of mesothelioma, testicular mesothelioma, which attacks the membrane lining of the testicles, accounts for less than one percent of all mesothelioma cases diagnosed in the United States. Unlike other forms of the disease such as pleural or peritoneal mesothelioma, it is unclear as to how asbestos fibers reach the testicles, and oftentimes, those diagnosed with this condition have no known history of asbestos exposure. Otherwise stated, most people can trace the disease back to either inhaling or ingesting asbestos, or both. However, with many testicular mesothelioma patients, they cannot always identify the source of their condition.
If you were diagnosed with testicular mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos, you may have significant legal rights. Contact Stern Law, PLLC now at (844) 808-7529 for a free consultation with one of our seasoned asbestos exposure attorneys.
What are the Symptoms of Testicular Mesothelioma?
There are no symptoms that are especially unique to this type of disease and they can be mistaken for more common conditions such as a hernia. The most common symptom of testicular mesothelioma is hydrocele, or a buildup of fluid within the scrotum. Men may also notice a lump within the scrotum and may also experience pain and swelling in this area.
What are the Treatment Options for Testicular Mesothelioma?
Oftentimes, surgical removal of a portion or the entire affected testicle is necessary to treat this disease. Should lymph nodes be affected, they may also be removed. Following surgery, doctors may also order a combined treatment plan of both chemotherapy and radiation.
What is the Prognosis after Being Diagnosed with Testicular Mesothelioma?
Although extremely low, one’s prognosis after being diagnosed with testicular mesothelioma typically depends on a number of different factors, including:
- The stage of the cancer at the time of diagnosis – undoubtedly, those who are diagnosed with testicular mesothelioma early have the greatest chances of survival, as they have more treatment options and a more favorable life expectancy. Overall, the earlier the disease is detected, the more treatments options available.
- The person’s age and overall health – for those who are younger and have been diagnosed with testicular mesothelioma, having a healthy lifestyle gives you a greater chance of success than those who are older and in poor health.
If detected early, the prognosis for testicular mesothelioma is positive, with a survival rate of 20 months or more. If you were diagnosed with testicular mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos, there is hope. Contact Stern Law, PLLC to receive the skilled and compassionate legal representation you need. You didn’t deserve to get mesothelioma, but you do deserve to be fully compensated.
Why Stern Law, PLLC?
After receiving a serious diagnosis such as testicular mesothelioma, you need compassionate and skilled representation to help you fight for your right to be compensated for your condition. When you meet with one of the seasoned asbestos exposure lawyers at Stern Law, PLLC, we will take the time you deserve to review your case, determine the sources of your exposure, and develop a plan of legal action to fight for the compensation you need for your condition. Contact Stern Law, PLLC now at (844) 808-7529 to schedule your free consultation. We are available immediately to review your case.