Brachytherapy Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Medical Terms:

Brachytherapy is a form of radiation treatment that is also known as Internal Radiation Therapy. Brachytherapy treatment is now used for the treatment of Mesothelioma and several other types of cancer. Brachytherapy for Mesothelioma patients is mostly performed as an outpatient procedure and takes about 1 hour to complete.

The Mesothelioma patient is given an anesthesia to numb the affected parts of the body and a light sedation may be given to prompt the patient to relax during treatment. Brachytherapy is a highly-targeted form of radiation that allows the treatment in small areas for an extended period of time. The side effects from a Brachytherapy will only last for a few days.

Brachytherapy is a recommended first line of Mesothelioma treatment and may be paired with chemotherapy, or used in a post-operative condition.

There are few side effects with Brachytherapy, however the patient may experience some pain, bruising, and swelling around treatment site.

Mesothelioma patients that use Brachytherapy are advised to keep their distance from pregnant women young children because they give off a small amount of radiation from their body.

2 Types of Brachytherapy: Permanent and Temporary

Permanent Brachytherapy: is administered by radioactive seeds or pellets that are implanted near the cancerous tumor and are left in the body permanently. These tiny seeds or pellets are about the size as grain of rice. After the radioactivity of the seeds has stopped they are considered to be harmless to the patient.

Temporary Brachytherapy: Can be administered in low-dose or high-dose form for placement of radioactive material near the tumor and left for pre-determined amount of time and then removed.

Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.

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Median Survival Rate for Mesothelioma Patients by Stage

Mesothelioma Symptoms Include:

  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Cough
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Dyspnea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Fluid Build-up in Lungs
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Murmurs
  • Irregular Heartbeat (arrhythmia)
  • Nausea
  • Night Sweats
  • Orthopnea (Dyspnea When Lying Down)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Thickening of Pericardial Layers

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Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Asbestos manufacturers knew as far back as the early 1920’s that asbestos caused asbestosis and the first case of malignant Mesothelioma was definitively linked to asbestos exposure in workers and laborers in 1964.

More than 600,000 asbestos and Mesothelioma cases have been brought against asbestos manufacturers and distributors, claiming the companies failed to protect workers and laborers from harmful asbestos contamination, and failed to warn workers about health risks.

The World Health Organization reported that there have been 92,253 mesothelioma deaths (and counting) reported by 83 countries.

Thousands of asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout construction buildings trades, industrial plants, residential buildings, factories, power plants, chemical plants, refineries, shipyards and manufacturing plants exposing workers and laborers to deadly asbestos dust and fibers.

Mesothelioma cancer has 4 stages and rarely diagnosed in stages 1 and 2 because it looks like many other diseases like COPD, a chronic cough, the flu and pneumonia. If you have a history of work-related asbestos exposure you should be checked each year by a qualified doctor.


Global Asbestos Disaster Study Estimates More than 39,000 USA Deaths Annually from Asbestos-Related Diseases.

Specifically, asbestos contributes to 34,270 lung cancer deaths, 3,161 mesothelioma deaths, 787 ovarian cancer deaths, 443 larynx cancer deaths and 613 chronic asbestosis death.  Source: www.adao.us


Malignant Mesothelioma

Malignant Mesothelioma is rare form of cancer that affects lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and major organs in the body. Mesothelioma is a disease in which malignant cancer cells are found in the sac lining the chest (pleura) or the abdomen (peritoneum). There are about 3,000 new malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the U. S. If you are experiencing any Mesothelioma symptoms you should contact a doctor immediately.


Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma and what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies for your asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is a seriously deadly disease. According to the American Cancer Society with the average survival time for people with Mesothelioma is 4-18 months.

Call TOLL FREE 800.291.0963 right now to talk with a live Mesothelioma Counselor that can answer many of your questions and give you the peace of mind that you need.


Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?

If you have a family member that has died from Mesothelioma cancer you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma diagnosis lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars.

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states Statute of Limitations.

We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 6 year Statute of Limitations.


Mesothelioma Latency Period

Mesothelioma has a long latency period of 10-50 years. Many Veterans, Shipyard Workers, Construction Workers, Power Plant Workers, Mill Workers, Steel Workers, Railroad Workers, Pipefitters, Insulators, Electricians, Carpenters, Welders, Auto Mechanics, Veterans, Factory Workers, and laborers are living in the early stages of a variety of asbestos related diseases. Many Mesothelioma lawyers will not accept asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, colon cancer and esophageal cancer cases.

There is More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts


Need a Mesothelioma Lawyer?

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos related disease, we can help you start a Mesothelioma lawsuit against asbestos companies responsible for your injuries. Our experienced nationwide Mesothelioma lawyers will come to you.

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Mesothelioma Damages

A person diagnosed with Mesothelioma may be entitled to recover compensation for the following:

Disfigurement Damages (past and future)
Economic Damages (past and future)
End of Life Cost Damages
Exemplary Damages
Funeral Expense Damages
Future Economic Damages
General Damages
Gross Negligence Damages
Loss of Companionship
Loss of Consortium Damages
Loss of Earning Capacity Damages
Loss of Life Damages
Loss of Wages Damages (past and future)
Medical Expense Damages
Mental Anguish Damages
Monetary Compensation Damages
Nominal Damages
Non-Economic Damages
Pain and Suffering Damages
Pecuniary and Non Pecuniary Damages
Physical Impairment Damages (past and future)
Punitive Damages
Treble Damages
Workers Compensation Damages
Wrongful Death Claims

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Mesothelioma Medical Terms: Brachytherapy