What It's Like After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis
Not much can impact a person’s outlook like the phrase, “you have cancer.” Unfortunately, millions of new cases arise across the world each year with people suffering from one form of cancer or another. When it comes to mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure, there are a lot of things to consider.
Because mesothelioma has a long latency period (10 to 30 years), life after a mesothelioma diagnosis can seem short. This is because most patients are given roughly 12 – 22 months—and that is with treatment being performed.
Most individuals who suffer from mesothelioma don’t even know it until it’s too late. The symptoms come on quickly, sometimes in the late stages of cancer, making it nearly always terminal with most patients living less than 12 months.
As a person diagnosed with mesothelioma, it’s important to know some of the things you can do to help treatment options. Even more importantly, it’s important to recognize whether or not you were exposed to asbestos in order to seek medical help for early detection.
Some ways to help after a mesothelioma diagnosis can include:
- Speak with multiple doctors who specialize in mesothelioma.
- Consider which treatment options may be available for the stage of cancer you’re in.
- Work with a doctor who can help you maintain the quality of life you have.
- Speak with a nutritionist to ensure your diet and exercise matches your needs.
The months following a mesothelioma diagnosis can be difficult for the patient and his or her family. The patient will need all the support in the world to enjoy the time remaining with comfort. It can also be an expensive time, making it important for individuals to understand what legal rights they may have.
If your exposure to asbestos occurred because of someone else’s lack of care, legal options may be available to seek compensation. Having our mesothelioma attorneys on your side can help you obtain the necessary evidence you need to move forward.
At Shrader & Associates, L.L.P., we prioritize the rights of our clients because they need it. You deserve to have someone on your side committed to helping you seek the most favorable outcome possible.
Speak with our team by calling our firm at (844) 256-8685.