Mesothelioma is a cancer and like most other types of cancer - it is incurable. Great advances have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of these malignancies, but as yet, there is no complete mesothelioma treatment available that really works. All you can do is perhaps gain some satisfaction and compensation by filing a mesothelioma lawsuit against the employer or whoever exposed you to the chemicals who gave you this cancer.
Almost all cancers are cause by external stimuli and mesothelioma is no different. It is caused when the body is exposed to extremely high amounts of a carcinogen - asbestos. Mesothelioma affects the lining of the internal organs of the body and because of this extremely difficulty location, the infected cells rarely respond to conventional treatments that work for other types of cancer.
Getting mesothelioma treatment is made tougher by the fact that it can seldom be diagnosed on time - there are no blatant symptoms. Because of these factors, the effectiveness of many conventional treatments is limited. Mesothelioma treatment involves multiple treatment options including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy - though these only help slow the growth of the cancerous cells. New treatments like angiogenesis, photo dynamic and gene therapy hold new hope for victims of mesothelioma everywhere.
Mesothelioma treatment is an expensive affair and most of the time, afflicted patients find themselves in a financial bind. This disease has long been recognized as a work related disease and very rarely does a patient contract mesothelioma outside of work environs. Companies tend to avoid telling their workers about the risk and hazards faced when being exposed to asbestos contamination in the work place because it takes many, many years before the effect of this exposure - mesothelioma becomes apparent. That's why many people are now being diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos thirty, forty, even fifty years ago.
But once diagnosed, the patient has every right to file a mesothelioma lawsuit against the company for passing this kind of a death sentence against him/her. Mesothelioma lawsuits have shot up in numbers in the US and across the world over the last few years with increased awareness and there have been several multi-million dollar settlements. It is wise for anyone diagnosed with mesothelioma to file a lawsuit because while the disease can't be cured, compensation can ensure a good life for the family of the patient.
However, it is very important that the mesothelioma lawsuit be filed immediately upon diagnosis.
Author: Ian Koch (GoArticles)