We have compiled this comprehensive information resource to provide answers to the most common questions that our clients have regarding mesothelioma diagnosis and treatment.
Here you can learn about the different types of mesothelioma, how the disease is diagnosed and staged, what treatment options are available and where to find treatment near you.
A variety of diagnostic tools and procedures are often used by doctors to make a conclusive mesothelioma diagnosis. After an initial physical examination, imaging scans and biopsies are most commonly used to detect whether or not mesothelioma is present.
There are several different types of mesothelioma that patients can be diagnosed with depending on the area of the body that is affected. Pleural mesothelioma, the most common type, affects the lining of the lungs. Learn about all of the different types of mesothelioma in this section.
There are three main staging systems used to determine how far mesothelioma has progressed. Learn about the different systems as well as the stages within them that help doctors assess treatment options and determine a patient's prognosis.
Learn about conventional mesothelioma treatment including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy as well as less common therapies. Available treatment options based on the stage that the cancer has progressed to is discussed as well.
For those diagnosed with mesothelioma the first course of action is to find the best mesothelioma treatment available. We have created a comprehensive resource of mesothelioma doctors, experts and cancer centers by state to help you do this. Locate specialists and treatment centers near you or anywhere in the United States.
There are numerous clinical trials and studies underway that provide promising new and emerging mesothelioma treatment protocols and hope for asbestos cancer patients. Learn about them in this section.
The prognosis for a mesothelioma cancer patient is dependent on a number of different factors including type, location and stage. Learn about all of the factors that can influence a patient's prognosis as well as information about mesothelioma survival rates and what is being done to find a cure.
While it is true that mesothelioma has claimed the lives of countless thousands of victims, we take heart in some of the amazing survival stories that are shared by those who have successfully battled the disease and are living to tell about it.
We have identified a number of books on mesothelioma and cancer that you may find helpful. Review them in this section.