A Mesothelioma Law Firm – Wake Up Call

A Mesothelioma law firm woke me up at 7.00 AM on Monday claiming I had contacted them for consultation. Well, I did not. I politely told them they had a wrong number and hung up. After this weird call, I found it hard to go back to sleep. By nature, I am quite curious. I had heard of this disease called Mesothelioma on so many occasions, I just had never bothered to find out what it was.

This call from a Mesothelioma law firm, however, prompted me to do some research. For some reason, I made my morning tea and started researching about this disease. I am glad I did.  I thought I’d do a little serious writing today. Before I get into it, this site is for informational purposes only. I do not represent or claim to be a medical professional or attorney.

What exactly is this disease?

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that no one bothers to talk about. In reality, many don’t  know what it is. I will be the first to admit that I did not until a day ago. In the news, we hear about lung cancer, skin cancer, liver cancer, cervical cancer and so much more.

I am also sure you know one or two people who have suffered in the hands of breastfeeding cancer, but did you know that there is a type of cancer that affects one or more of these organs? Mesothelioma is one of the rarest forms of cancer and exposure to asbestos is the major cause. It affects the linings of lungs (pleura), abdomen (peritoneum) or heart (pericardium).

If you need more information, visit this mesotheliomaguide.com. They have a detailed guide that will help you navigate all the of the seriousness of this disease. While many other types of cancer can present symptoms within a few years, it could take up to 50 years for Mesothelioma sufferers to see any symptoms.

Most patients are well above 60 years old. Like many forms of cancer, Mesothelioma is diagnosed with staging – the process of categorizing how long cancer has been active in the patient.  There are four stages with the 4th stage being the worst.

How do you get it?

Many people who have this disease were exposed to asbestos while working in an industry that uses asbestos. For example, building materials and car manufacturing companies.  What really caught my attention is that family members can be exposed to this toxic mineral without knowing it. Unfortunately, because of its rarity, there are not many specialists who treat this condition and not every specialist treat every type of mesothelioma.

What are the symptoms?

Most patients complain about a persistent cough or pneumonia-like symptoms. Also, it can take up to 50 years before a diagnosis occurs. Diagnosis is usually confirmed by a surgical biopsy.

The cost for Chemotherapy and other treatments will start to add up, and if you know the cause of your ailment, it is best that the perpetrators help pay for it. Pick up your phone and call a Mesothelioma law firm.  You can also view my Mesothelioma Lawsuit post to find out more about your legal rights to compensation.

Of course, I do need to say that I have educated myself about this rare form of cancer, and I am glad I was able to share. If you have any questions or have family members in this situation, please share. I look forward to reading your comments. Have a great night Lifestyle Inkers. I wish you well.

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