If you may have been exposed to asbestos, it is important that you see your doctor. Mesothelioma has a long latency period, so that by the time symptoms are visible, the cancer is at an advanced stage.
After having been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you must be completely open and honest with your medical team. Make sure to ask any and all questions that come to mind, despite how insignificant they may seem. Arming yourself with knowledge allows you to take the best care of yourself.
You can then discuss treatment options with your doctor. You will likely have surgery and chemotherapy available to you. Asking your doctor about the length of treatment, the best treatment option for you, and what side effects you may experience can help you help your doctor. Learn why your doctor recommends a particular treatment method for you, so that you can make an educated decision about future of your health.
It is also a good idea to bring a family member or friend with you to help intake the information and bring up additional questions. Surround yourself with supportive people to help you through your cancer diagnosis.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos-related cancer, please contact Brown | Kiely, LLP. We offer representation for people who have been exposed to asbestos in Maryland and Washington, D.C.