Mesothelioma Brain Metastasis
Cancer is difficult enough to fight where it develops, but some cancers can spread to other parts of the body as well. Mesothelioma, a cancer caused by inhalation of asbestos, can extend beyond its original location and affect more than just the lungs. Although it usually stays near in the lungs, on rare occasions it can spread to the brain as well.
When cancer has spread to the brain, the patient’s chances dwindle rapidly. Any cancer that has metastasized is much more dangerous than isolated cancer, but the brain is an especially sensitive area. Even after cancer has spread, surgery can sometimes be used to extract it. Surgically removing cancer from any organ can lead to organ damage, but the brain is especially sensitive.
The Importance of Early Mesothelioma Detection
As a result of this sensitivity, once cancer has spread to the brain, doctors usually concentrate on reducing the patient’s suffering. This is a tragic fate, but it can be avoided if mesothelioma is detected early. Mesothelioma is an especially dangerous cancer in this regard, because it frequently spreads through the patient’s body before the patient even notices symptoms.
However, because it is associated almost exclusively with exposure to asbestos, anyone who has been exposed to asbestos can begin treatment before it has a chance to spread. Most asbestos exposure happens in the workplace, and many employers can be held liable for the unnecessary pain and suffering caused by asbestos exposure.
To learn more about mesothelioma treatment and to discuss your case directly with a lawyer, contact the compassionate mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Kherkher today at 800-781-3955.