October 27, 2021

Symptoms & Treatments

New Mexico Lawyers Handling Mesothelioma Cases

Mesothelioma is a very difficult disease to diagnose for multiple reasons. Firstly, the symptoms of mesothelioma resemble a number of different, less severe conditions. Secondly, the symptoms of mesothelioma take a great deal of time to demonstrate in an affected individual. Finally, once biopsy has been taken, epithelial mesothelioma cells often resemble adenocarcinoma cells. All of these issues lead to a very difficult diagnosis.

Removing Materials Containing AsbestosIn order to diagnose this condition, most doctors will perform one of a number of different imaging scans combined with tissue biopsy. Symptoms of mesothelioma generally arise 30-50 years after the original asbestos exposure.

The symptoms can include:

  • Pleural effusion
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Fatigue
  • Anemia
  • Vomiting/nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Chest/chest wall pain
  • Heart palpitations

Although there is no cure for this aggressive cancer, there are many treatment options for management of the malignancy as well as palliative treatments. Current options for treatment include surgery to excise the malignant tissue, localized radiation therapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy.

Currently, the only approved chemotherapy regimen is a combination of Alimta® and Cisplatin, there are many clinical trials in place for alternatives. Also, some studies on applying chemotherapy drugs directly to the affected tissue are underway.

Our New Mexico mesothelioma lawyers are experienced handling a variety of complex and delicate mesothelioma cases. If you or a loved one suffers from mesothelioma, please contact our experienced New Mexico mesothelioma lawyers today by emailing or calling 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) for your free case evaluation.