Radiation Therapy

For some mesothelioma patients, mesothelioma radiation therapy options can be a helpful treatment. Radiation therapy for mesothelioma involves the use of penetrating beams of high-energy rays to kill cancer cells. When used on mesothelioma patients, radiation therapy is directed to a limited area and affects the cancer cells only in that area.

Mesothelioma radiation therapy options may be used before surgery to shrink a tumor, or after surgery to eliminate any cancer cells left behind. Doctors also use mesothelioma radiation therapy, in conjunction with chemotherapy, as an alternative to surgery. Radiation therapy is also used to relieve symptoms such as pain and shortness of breath.

Patients will need various sessions of mesothelioma radiation therapy. This is where it gets quite expensive. Only a skilled Georgia mesothelioma attorney can help you pursue the compensation to cover all your medical treatments. Contact the Buck Law Firm at 678-348-6020 or toll free at 888-594-9958 to schedule a consultation today.

Mesothelioma Radiation Types And Side Effects

There are two types of radiation therapies for mesothelioma patients. External radiation therapy involves the use of a machine that sends rays toward the cancerous cells or tumors. Internal radiation therapy is the use of radioactive substances that are injected directly into or near the affected area.

The following list includes some of the mesothelioma radiation therapy procedures:

  • Brachytherapy — a radioactive source is placed inside or near the affected area
  • Palliative radiation therapy — used to treat the symptoms of mesothelioma
  • Adjuvant radiation therapy — when radiation and/or chemotherapy are administered after surgery
  • External radiation therapy — is the use of a machine outside the body that targets cancerous cells and tumors

Common side effects associated with mesothelioma radiation therapy include dry or sore throat, fatigue, difficulty in breathing, loss of appetite, skin changes, headaches, nausea and vomiting, hair loss or memory loss.

Contact Us For A Free Initial Consultation

If you have questions about radiation therapy for mesothelioma patients in Georgia, we highly recommend that you speak with your doctor or specialist. If you need help obtaining compensation for your medical treatments, contact the Buck Law Firm today by calling 678-348-6020 or toll free at 888-594-9958, or sending us an email. Our Georgia mesothelioma attorneys can investigate your case, determine the guilty party and pursue rightful compensation. We are accomplished trial lawyers who will fight for your rights at every step.