Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 22, 2011
Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 22, 2011—A development in early mesothelioma detection has the potential to improve the diagnosis process for patients. In support of its clients who are affected by this disease, Shrader & Associates, LLP is excited about the “electronic nose,”—a test developed by researchers in Italy and the Netherlands that analyzes breath samples to detect compounds indicating mesothelioma.
Traditionally, mesothelioma diagnosis requires a biopsy, a procedure that can cause problems including collapsed lungs and embolisms. The nose, called Cyranose 320, is 92 percent sensitive to recognizing mesothelioma in a breath sample.
“Anyone exposed to asbestos could develop mesothelioma and needs to be tested,” attorney Robert Shuttlesworth said. “The treatment would allow a person to avoid an invasive procedure and get important information about their health.”
Shuttlesworth, a Shrader asbestos lawyer, said asbestos is a material that was widely used in construction during the 1960s and 1970s. Its dust is made of fibers that are long and sharp, so it’s dangerous when airborne. Exposure to asbestos is the main way a person might develop mesothelioma, Shuttlesworth said, which is caused when the lung’s lining is irritated by small embedded fibers over many years.
“The prognosis for my clients with mesothelioma can be hard for families to hear,” Shuttlesworth said. “Often, the situation is made worse because the cancer isn’t caught soon enough to fight it with many of the established treatments.”
Shuttlesworth said he would be enthusiastic about any legitimate improvement in the screening process his clients relied on to determine if their exposure to asbestos might have caused them to develop a serious cancer. “The earlier this terrible disease is discovered, the more options someone will have,” Shuttlesworth said. “I believe a person should make protecting him or herself a priority.”
Anyone exposed to asbestos was placed in danger—whether he or she tested positive for mesothelioma or not. Shrader & Associates offers complimentary legal consultations to help people learn about their rights and make a decision about pursing legal action.
The firm can be reached by phone at (888) 637-6236 or online at http://www.shraderlaw.com.
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