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Medical and legal options for mesothelioma diagnosis

Cancer!  It's a scary word for anyone to hear. Yet, when the Georgia doctor shares a mesothelioma diagnosis with a patient, the picture often appears even bleaker. When this happens the patient will want to pursue all available options.

Of course, medical options are the first ones generally considered. Surgery and other treatment options are usually part of the treatment. There are a variety of options to be considered, and new treatments are being tested continuously. It does appear that one new treatment option may act as a vaccine for certain types of mesothelioma and may possibly even cure it. This new treatment is still in the test phase and does appear to offer promise for those affected by this disease.

Legal options may also need to be considered. In most cases, mesothelioma is the result of asbestos exposure. It is a well-known fact that many older buildings and construction sites were home to asbestos. However, a number of household products also contain, or once contained, asbestos. One of the most common such product is talcum powder.

Exposure to this product may have occurred years earlier. Additionally, the presence of asbestos may have been unknown at the time. Yet, for the Georgia resident facing the mesothelioma diagnosis, this is little comfort. The concern now is to address the current medical condition as well as the financial and emotional concerns that it brings. While pursuing legal options will not change the diagnosis, a successful result can offer the funds needed to cover medical and other expenses as well as provide some sense of justice in knowing that those responsible are being held accountable.

Source: surviving, "A Cure for Mesothelioma? Hopes High for New Cancer Vaccine", Alex Strauss, April 17, 2018

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