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Palliative Surgeries for Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the lining of a person’s lungs. It is most often caused as a direct result of exposure to the mineral asbestos, a known carcinogen. Asbestos was used in a variety of materials and places before it was banned once its dangers became an issue of public concern. Unfortunately, the illnesses it causes can remain latent for long periods of time. Now, as a result, mesothelioma cases from long-ago asbestos exposure are surfacing. For the victims of mesothelioma, this form of cancer can be very difficult to live with, as it is extremely painful and the treatment regimen is very intensive. In order to combat this, there is a classification of surgeries, known as palliative surgeries, that is designed to increase a mesothelioma patient’s level of comfort and quality of life.

If you are suffering from an asbestos-related illness, such as asbestosis, lung cancer, or mesothelioma, the Mesothelioma & Asbestos Help Center can help you find useful information about your illness. We can also help you search for legal representation to discuss your legal options when you’ve been negligently exposed to asbestos. Please take a moment to fill out our contact form to learn more about how we can serve you.

Types of Palliative Surgeries

Palliative surgeries are surgeries meant to help alleviate the painful symptoms of cancer, rather than actually cure the patient or completely remove cancerous tissue. Some palliative surgeries include:

  • Pleurectomy
  • Paracentesis
  • Pleurodesis
  • Pneumonectomy

Palliative surgeries aim to improve the patient’s quality of life as much as possible while living with life-threatening mesothelioma and other cancers. Often, the aim is to keep the patient alive long enough to beat the cancer or become healthy enough to perform a potentially curative surgery.

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If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related illness, the Mesothelioma & Asbestos Help Center can share important information about your condition with you. Please take a moment to fill out our contact form to have any of your questions answered and to learn more about how we may be able to help you find legal representation.

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