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Frequently Asked Questions About Mesothelioma



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Frequently Asked Questions About Mesothelioma

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  2. 2. Individuals newly diagnosed with mesothelioma usually have MANY QUESTIONS about the disease, its cause, treatment options, and more.
  3. 3. Here, we will ANSWER many of these common questions.
  4. 4. What causes mesothelioma? A: There is one known cause of mesothelioma: Exposure to asbestos. Q:
  5. 5. Mesothelioma’s latency period – that it, the time between asbestos exposure and a mesothelioma diagnosis – is typically between 20 and 50 years. What causes mesothelioma? Q: How long does it take to develop mesothelioma? Q: A:
  6. 6. Asbestos exposure commonly occurred (and still occurs) in many industries, including pipefitting, mining, construction, insulation, plumbing, ship building, auto mechanics, firefighting, railroad, and more. What causes mesothelioma? Q: In what types of jobs and industries is asbestos exposure common? Q: A:
  7. 7. What treatment options are available for those diagnosed with mesothelioma? Q: A: Treatment varies from patient to patient, but may include radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, and immunotherapy. Additionally, patients may be able to participate in clinical trials. A:
  8. 8. It is important to discuss your SPECIFIC TREATMENT OPTIONS with your doctor.
  9. 9. Individuals who have developed mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure at work may be eligible for compensation. What causes mesothelioma? Q: How can an attorney help? Q: A:
  10. 10. An attorney from Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman can walk you through the entire process, answer your questions, and help you determine your options.
  11. 11. Free attorney consultation: Call Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC, at 843-410-3956. Sources: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/malignant-mesothelioma/causes-risks-prevention/risk-factors.html © 2019 Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Design and editorial services by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters. Schedule a free consultation at a location that is convenient for you.