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Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is particularly hard to diagnose because of its rarity, long latency periods and symptoms that are similar to more common diseases.
By the time mesothelioma is diagnosed, it is often in an advanced stage and has spread. The spread of any kind of cancer to different parts of the body is called "metastatic cancer." There are several unique challenges that metastatic mesothelioma can pose and there are unique considerations for patients living with metastatic cancer.
Questions Regarding Metastatic Mesothelioma
Any patient who has a more advanced stage of mesothelioma is suffering from metastatic cancer. It is important to meet with your physician to think about and discuss several key topics:
- Ask about your treatment options. Many treatment options may be effective for slowing metastatic mesothelioma. Clinical trials may also offer new treatment alternatives. Choosing a new treatment option requires an analysis of the progression of your cancer, current health status, comfort level and lifestyle choices, among other things.
- Consider the impact of treatment on your quality of life. Become fully informed regarding the potential side effects of a treatment course and carefully consider how your quality of life may be changed by a particular treatment.
- Explore what support options are available for you and your family. This may entail joining metastatic cancer support groups in person or online.
There are several excellent online support sources for cancer patients. Ask your doctor for recommendations regarding both online and in-person support groups and organizations that may be able to share valuable advice or resources with you and your family.
Legal Representation for Asbestos Cancer Sufferers
Individuals suffering from metastatic mesothelioma should contact an experienced asbestos litigation firm that can help them protect their rights. Since 1984, the attorneys at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain have recovered more than $1 billion for our clients across the country. We are able to do this because of our incredible tenacity, talented team of lawyers and experts, and our firm's commitment to maximizing the recovery of every one of our clients.
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