MD Anderson offers pioneering treatments for mesothelioma, some of which are available at only a few cancer centers in the nation.
(PRWEB) November 12, 2014
The Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging recently diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family members to call them at 866-714-6466 for the most comprehensive conversation about mesothelioma compensation, treatment options, and vital things a victim and their family must get in place to protect the victim. As of this week, the center officially puts the MD Anderson Cancer Clinic in Houston, Texas into the bundle of information provided to families in need of answers.
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “One of the reasons we decided to endorse the MD Anderson Clinic relates to the mesothelioma facts they have posted on their website. We want to share some from the page.”
“MD Anderson offers pioneering treatments for mesothelioma, some of which are available at only a few cancer centers in the nation. When we treat mesothelioma, we also focus on lung function and quality of life. To do this, we draw upon mesothelioma treatments that may include specialized, less-invasive surgical methods and highly focused radiation therapy.
"Doctors often suggest a clinical trial (research study), some of which are available only at MD Anderson. This may include surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and a targeted agent. If surgery is not possible, some patients may be treated with targeted agents. Targeted agents are innovative drugs that offer new hope for some patients with mesothelioma. MD Anderson offers more targeted therapies than many cancer centers. As a matter of fact, we are among the leading research sites discovering these treatments."
Information About Mesothelioma For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families From The Mesothelioma Victims Center:
High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
According to the US Center for Disease Control, the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Frequently, victims of mesothelioma are initially misdiagnosed with pneumonia. This year, between 2500 and 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is attributable to exposure to asbestos.
According to the CDC, the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives, a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma could live in any state, including New York, Florida, California, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, or Alaska.
For a up to date map from the CDC showing the states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma, please refer to their web site on this topic. http://www2.cdc.gov/drds/worldreportdata/figuretabledetailsarchive.asp?FigureTableID=139&GroupRefNumber=F07-02
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “Before you hire a mesothelioma attorney, please call us at 866-714-6466, and compare the qualifications of who we consider to be the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys to any other lawyer, or law firm. When it comes to obtaining the best mesothelioma compensation settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain anytime." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
For more information about mesothelioma, please refer to the National Institutes of Health's web site related to this rare form of cancer: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html