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What Are The Four Stages of Mesothelioma

What Are The Four Stages of Mesothelioma

There are certain stages of mesothelioma that will help doctors to deliver a prognosis and determine the best treatment options. Mesothelioma is a terminal cancer that typically affects the linings of the lungs, but can also attack the lining of the heart, abdomen, and testicles. It is caused by inhalation asbestos fibers that are released when asbestos is manipulated in a variety of commercial applications including naval ships, industrial buildings, roofing materials, and more.

While asbestos was believed to be harmful as early as the 1930s, employers didn’t start protecting their employees from it till the 1970s-1980s. Because of this negligence on the employers’ parts, it is possible to hold them liable for your illness and suffering. Our Baltimore mesothelioma attorneys can help you with your lawsuit.

To determine the best course of action in treating your mesothelioma, doctors will rate your disease in 1 of 4 stages as follows:

  • Stage 1  – cancer is on one side of your body and surgical removal is still possible
  • Stage 2  – cancer is on one side of your body but has spread some and surgical removal is still possible
  • Stage 3 – cancer is on one side of your body, but has spread to nearby lymph nodes and organs; usually surgical removal is not an option
  • Stage 4 – cancer is on both sides of your body and has spread to the organs and lymph system, including blood vessels; radiation and chemotherapy are typically used in this stage

To date, there is not a cure for mesothelioma, but there are several new treatment options that include immunotherapy which involves promoting healthy cell growth over killing unhealthy cells, like radiation and chemotherapy. There is also research that is finding ways to diagnose mesothelioma much earlier which can increase life expectancy.

If you’re suffering from mesothelioma, you need help from the Baltimore asbestos lawyers at The Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP. We can help get you compensation for your pain, suffering, medical bills, and more. Please contact us today or call us at (410) 625-9330.