July 19, 2019

Symptoms & Treatments

Kentucky Mesothelioma Lawyers

Kentucky citizens who have been exposed to asbestos are at risk of developing many upper respiratory conditions including asbestosis, a chronic inflammatory condition, which can lead to mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos, you may be at risk or developing mesothelioma. Symptoms of mesothelioma, particularly pleural mesothelioma, may take 30 to 50 years to appear. They include:

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  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest wall pain
  • Wheezing
  • Hoarseness
  • Coughing (might include coughing up blood)
  • Fatigue or anemia
  • Fluid buildup surrounding the lungs
  • Weight loss

Mesothelioma may be diagnosed using a chest x-ray, MRI or CAT scan in combination with biopsy of lung and surrounding tissue.

After diagnosis, there are a variety of treatment options for mesothelioma that have varying degrees of success:

  • Radiation therapy may be used for localized tumors. This treatment option is more effective when used in combination with chemotherapy.
  • Chemotherapy is the only treatment for mesothelioma that has shown consistent improvement in survival in all studies. It may be used in combination with other treatments for even more effective results.
  • Surgery has shown limited success when not in combination with chemotherapy.
  • Immunotherapy, a method of increasing the body’s natural immune response to the cancer, is still being studied, but has shown some limited results.

Many Kentucky companies continued to use asbestos even after it was found to be unsafe. If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Please call 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) or contact us to speak with our experienced Kentucky mesothelioma lawyers today for your free case evaluation.