Suffering from malignant mesothelioma also means suffering from the pain it causes and the financial burden it also entails. This grave illness, which is often mistaken as lung cancer or another type of respiratory illness, affects those who have been exposed to airborne asbestos fibers which have been produced through crushing asbestos. Mesothelioma is known as one of most dangerous type of cancer. Till now there is no certain and one hundred percent effective cure for this type of cancer. There were chemotherapy treatment developed for helping mesothelioma patients. This treatment was developed with electro shock based treatment. The idea is to give the patient some electric shocks, then those shocks were sent to brain to stop and help decreasing the pain in certain areas. This kind of mesothelioma treatment is called TENS, stand for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation.
It was found that the disease is only caused by exposure to asbestos, building materials are widely used in the past for insulation. Epithelial malignant mesothelioma the most common form of mesothelioma. It is estimated that worldwide about 50% to 70% of malignant epithelial mesothelioma, mesothelioma diagnosis is considered.
Early detection improves survival duration. However, in most cases of diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma, the prognosis (treatment response) is weak. Surgery may help if there is a first step, but when the disease is not identified until the advanced stages of cancer, the survival rate drops to between four and six months. Overall survival rate seems to increase as the radiation and chemotherapy are used.
Generally, those who been exposed to asbestos without being told of the dangers, and workers whose employers have not taken the necessary steps to protect asbestos workers are very unlikely to get compensation. However, in each case assessed on its own merits, it is therefore essential to find an experienced mesothelioma lawyer professionally investigate the complaint.