Pericardial mesothelioma affects the lining that surrounds the heart and is associated with long-term exposure to asbestos fibers. It is the rarest form of asbestos-related cancer. Like all mesothelioma, the symptoms of pericardial mesothelioma may not surface for decades.
Because of this long latency period, the cancer is often too advanced to treat effectively by the time it is diagnosed. The main symptoms of pericardial mesothelioma include the following:
- Persistent coughing
- Shortness of breath
Individuals who have worked with asbestos or been exposed to it should seek medical advice immediately if they experience any or all of these symptoms. A doctor can diagnosis your condition and determine to what degree it has advanced. Once your doctor has made the diagnosis, it is in your best interest to contact Greg Jones Law about your pericardial mesothelioma lawsuit.
Treatment of pericardial mesothelioma
Due to the nature of pericardial mesothelioma, it is often very advanced by the time it is discovered and diagnoses. Surgery often is ruled out. Radiation or chemotherapy are the most common types of treatment for pericardial mesothelioma, with radiation being the more likely form of treatment. Fine needle aspiration is also sometimes used to remove excess fluid build up caused by the cancer by inserting a needle into the chest cavity to drain fluid.
Pericardial Mesothelioma Lawsuit
Greg Jones Law is skilled in cases involving pericardial mesothelioma. We know how to effectively present your case so that you receive the maximum amount of fair compensation for your injuries.
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