December 6, 2021

Symptoms & Treatments

Nebraska Mesothelioma Attorneys

Mesothelioma is a terminal cancer, generally diagnosed using a radiated imaging system combined with tissue biopsy. After diagnosis, there are a number of factors that can affect the prognosis. These factors include:

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  • The age of the patient
  • The patients general health
  • The stage of the cancer
  • Whether the cancer has metastasized
  • The time of diagnosis
  • The reasonable treatments
  • The location and size of the tumor

The average prognosis ranges from four to eighteen months, but has been known to vary considerably depending on the patient’s condition. Symptoms of mesothelioma also vary somewhat based on the type of mesothelioma, pleural, pericardial or peritoneal.

The symptoms of pleural mesothelioma, the most common mesothelioma, are:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Fatigue/anemia
  • Inexplicable weight loss
  • Chest/chest wall pain
  • Pleural effusion (fluid buildup in chest wall)
  • Persistent cough
  • Lumps under skin of chest

Treatment options for mesothelioma include surgery to excise the tumor, localized radiation therapy at tumor site, chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Only chemotherapy has statistically demonstrated improved prognosis, though new trials are constantly occurring to find more effective treatments.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please call 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) or email to contact our experienced Nebraska mesothelioma lawyers for your free case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation.