Is Surgery Beneficial for Mesothelioma Patients?

Posted on January 19, 2017 at 2:17pm by

WebMD.com recently reported that mesothelioma victims, who have surgery that preserves the lung when combined with other forms of therapy, may extend their lives. Photo of lung scan

The report stated that a study of 73 patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, affecting the lungs’ lining in the chest cavity, lived an average of three years longer if they were treated with lung-sparing surgery and other therapies.

The website reported that patients who have the typical standard of care, chemotherapy alone, live an average of 12 to 18 months. However, those who had chemotherapy, along with lung-sparing surgeries and another treatment called photodynamic therapy, lived longer.

Those who were tracked that had the surgery between 2005 and 2013 had an average survival time of 35 months.  To read the report, you can click here.

Suffering from Mesothelioma Due to Asbestos Exposure?

It is a good sign that researchers are attempting to find ways to extend the lives of people with mesothelioma. Unfortunately, each year, an estimated 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma in the U.S. Most people diagnosed experienced some form of asbestos exposure.

In addition to mesothelioma, asbestos exposure has been linked to colon cancer, stomach cancerthroat cancer and kidney cancer.

Many mesothelioma victims have legal options that can help pay for therapies and medical bills. Contact us today for a free consultation if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. You could be entitled to compensation to help you pay for healthcare costs.

Call (800) 637-6347 today or fill out our online case review form. We may be able to help determine if you can hold a former employer or entity liable that contributed to your condition. Additionally, we may be able to investigate to see if you were exposed to asbestos-containing products over the course of your career.

Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP – Mesothelioma Attorneys

Source: http://www.webmd.com/lung-cancer/news/20161223/lung-sparing-surgery-may-boost-mesothelioma-survival#1



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