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Mesothelioma and Palliative Care

Cancer treatments generally fall into three categories: preventative, curative, and palliative. A preventative measurement helps people protect themselves from developing cancer. A curative treatment, such as chemotherapy, is meant to reduce or entirely cure cancer. Finally, palliative medicines reduce the symptoms of an illness without affecting its underlying cause.

Because curative treatments for mesothelioma are currently unreliable, preventative and palliative medicines are important in addressing this illness. The primary difficulty in treating this illness is that its symptoms take so long – sometimes decades – to develop. Many people do not discover their disease until it is in the late stages, at which point treatment may have limited effectiveness.

The Role of Palliative Care

For people with advanced mesothelioma, many traditional curative treatments may not slow down the cancer’s spread enough to help them. Palliative medicine can improve the patient’s life by lessening the suffering caused by the disease. Patients can use a variety of methods to ease their pain, nausea, and other symptoms, including:

  • Medications
  • Specialized diets
  • Acupuncture
  • Deep breathing or meditation
  • Herbal teas or supplements

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, a specialist in palliative care can help you improve your quality of life. In addition, you may be eligible for compensation if a negligent party caused your illness. Our experienced mesothelioma attorneys can provide further information about your options.

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The compassionate mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Hart can help you seek justice. To discuss your case, contact us at 800-781-3955 today.

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