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- Monday, 29 October 2012 08:00
New Medical Developments for Asbestos Mesothelioma Victims
By John Curran
Asbestos-caused mesothelioma is a pernicious type of lung cancer that often proves fatal to those who develop it. Unfortunately, many asbestos mesothelioma class action lawsuit attorneys note that the disease develops years after initial exposure. It becomes difficult to track down the source for others to avoid. For patients themselves, the prognosis has rarely been good, until now.
There are new developments for asbestosis patients on the treatment front, as well as those who may be at risk for mesothelioma side effects. A recent study from the University of Hawaii notes that certain skin spots known by dermatologists could point to a higher risk factor for developing asbestosis.
The BAP1 gene mutates in some people and increases the likelihood of developing the type of lung cancer. It may also help with other diseases beyond asbestosis-caused mesothelioma. However, since many people are facing the disease from exposure in the past decade or two, treatment is important, even if the expenses have to be supported by jury awards from asbestos mesothelioma class action lawsuit attorneys.
It is only in the first phase, but a new cancer vaccine is on trial for pleural mesothelioma patients. The medicine works by creating mesothelioma-specific antibodies which the body can then develop on its own. Researchers are combining it with chemotherapy that will work to kill cancer cells while the antibodies are developing. Results are, with qualifications, promising.
Several of the patients lived three to five times as long as average for those in advanced stages. Of course, prevention and rapid diagnosis through screening are the best bets to reduce the risk of asbestosis. In addition, both reports indicate that future testing will be needed to confirm the results over a much larger population.
Has asbestosis affected your life? If you or someone you know is dealing with its symptoms, you may be able to find help with treatments. Go to our Mesothelioma Asbestos Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Investigation to learn more about legal developments and options. When you fill out the short form there, a mesothelioma class action lawsuit lawyer will contact you for a free legal review.
You may be eligible for a legal remedy that could pay for costly medical bills and other needs. You won't know for sure until you get started. Our partner mesothelioma class action lawsuit lawyers are waiting to help you, so get in touch today.
Updated October 29th, 2012
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