Mesothelioma Attorneys Who Practice Nationwide
One of our primary goals at the Throneberry Law Group is to help victims of mesothelioma gain access to the best doctors and medical care available. We work quickly to represent you and secure financial compensation in order to cover upcoming medical treatment and lost wages. We accept cases from across the United States and will travel to your location.
Mesothelioma is difficult to detect because, in the early stages of the disease, there are few symptoms. However, symptoms become more noticeable as the disease progresses and the cancer grows.
Symptoms Based on Location
The exact symptoms that a person experiences with mesothelioma depends on where the disease is located in a person's body:
- Pericardial mesothelioma. This type of mesothelioma originates in the heart and commonly causes chest pain.
- Peritoneal mesothelioma. The symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma begin in a person's abdomen. The buildup of fluid in the abdomen can lead to pain and fatigue as well as a host of other symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma include abdominal pain, abdominal swelling, nausea, feelings of sickness, appetite loss, sudden weight loss, diarrhea, and constipation.
- Pleural mesothelioma. Symptoms associated with this condition start in a person's chest, which means that difficulty breathing and chest pain are common. Some of the other common symptoms associated with pleural mesothelioma include chest or lower back pain, a continuous cough, shortness of breath, hoarseness of voice, significant weight loss of 10 percent or more of a person's body mass within a short period of time, fever, sweating, difficulty swallowing, chronic fatigue, memory loss, and forgetfulness.
Many of the above symptoms, especially fatigue from very little activity or chronic shortness of breath and other breathing problems, can also be symptoms of other asbestos-related diseases. They can also be symptoms of an unrelated disease. However, it is crucial that if you experience symptoms and have a history of asbestos exposure, that you visit your health care provider or family physician as quickly as possible.
Advice on Coping with Mesothelioma Symptoms
Mesothelioma victims often face both conditions as the disease progresses as well as side effects from life-prolonging measures used to treat the condition. Some of the helpful steps that can be used to manage mesothelioma symptoms include:
- Adhering to a diet that helps maintain strength and which speeds up recovery after treatment occurs
- It is a wise idea to discuss any changes or increases in the severity of symptoms to your medical professional
- Many patients discover that alternative treatments, including acupuncture, are helpful at managing pain and other symptoms
- Radiation treatment is often particularly helpful at relieving pain as well as shrinking tumors
- Some simple procedures, including draining fluid from the chest or abdomen, can be helpful at decreasing discomfort and pain
- Seeking the assistance of a medical professional who specializes in mesothelioma and who understand cutting-edge procedures can often help to greatly increase a patient's life expectancy