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Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of mesothelioma. It develops in the linings of the lungs (pleura) after inhaling asbestos fibers. Pleural mesothelioma is a serious and aggressive cancer, but catching it early on can improve your chances of long-term survival.
Peritoneal mesothelioma is the second most common form of mesothelioma. It affects the tissue lining of the abdomen (peritoneum). Breakthrough treatments, including a combination of surgery and direct chemotherapy, can help extend your life.
The symptoms of mesothelioma are dependent on where in the body the cancer first develops. The most common symptoms of pleural mesothelioma include chest pain and shortness of breath, while common peritoneal mesothelioma symptoms include bloating and stomach pain.
Standard treatment options for mesothelioma combine chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution to treating this cancer, specialized mesothelioma doctors can develop a treatment strategy that works best for you.
Patients diagnosed with mesothelioma can get treatment from experienced doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating this cancer. These doctors help patients across the country increase their life expectancy and improve their quality of life.
Mesothelioma cancer centers are state-of-the-art facilities that provide patients with access to standard treatment options and emerging therapies in clinical trials. Some of the top mesothelioma hospitals partner with the VA to help veterans receive treatment.
It is possible to live with mesothelioma. Prompt treatment can greatly improve your survival time and quality of life. Working with a team of mesothelioma specialists can help manage symptoms and keep your cancer in remission.
If you or someone you love was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a Free Case Review can help you learn if you qualify for compensation.
No military branch used asbestos more than the U.S. Navy and its warship building program. U.S. Navy shipbuilding and sailing veterans ran the highest risk of asbestos exposure and account for the majority of veterans with mesothelioma.
The Marine Corps works cooperatively across all U.S. military branches. Marine Corps veterans were at risk of asbestos exposure on land, sea and air when the material was used in vehicles, ships and aircraft throughout the 20th century.
Army veterans faced countless threats protecting our rights during combat. They may also have been exposed to asbestos through the Army’s vehicle and building assets. Active duty members continue to be at risk overseas today.
The skilled men and women of the U.S. Air Force fought for our liberty from the skies. Many of them were not aware of the deadly threats present in their aircrafts, which were heavily constructed with inflammable asbestos products.
Like the Navy, Coast Guard veterans were also exposed to asbestos from products used to build ships. They were also exposed while working on aircraft. Coast Guard veterans continue to be diagnosed with mesothelioma today.
Patients and families impacted by a mesothelioma diagnosis can pursue financial compensation to help cover their costs of treatment and to hold accountable the companies responsible for their cancer.
If you have a mesothelioma diagnosis, call the Mesothelioma Cancer Network. Our team of Patient Advocates will answer your questions and help you understand your next steps.
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