'More needs to be done to ensure people who suffer from asbestos-related cancer are seen by specialist doctors, a new report has suggested
(PRWEB) November 14, 2014
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “A recent UK article about the variations in mesothelioma care mentions that a variable in receiving care is directly related to the geographic location of the victim. According to the article, 'Around one in five patients were referred to cancer services after presenting at the hospital as an emergency case - which could mean their cancer was at a more advanced stage - but this figure varied across the country with emergency referral only accounting for 10% of cases in some areas and 40% in others.'”
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “What this shows is that most victims had little to no idea mesothelioma was present because they did not have access to leading mesothelioma doctors. Only after taking a trip to the emergency room did they discover what was making them sick. The report goes on to say, 'More needs to be done to ensure people who suffer from asbestos-related cancer are seen by specialist doctors, a new report has suggested.'”
The Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging diagnosed victims of mesothelioma and/or their family members to call 866-714-6466 immediately if the slightest hint of mesothelioma is mentioned. The group would like to stress that this is a very serious illness to have and the window of time to act grows rapidly smaller by the day. Having the best possible physicians provide treatment options, and having the nation's best compensation attorneys are tantamount to successfully earning compensation for this rare form of cancer. For more information, visit http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
For attribution please refer to the Lancashire Telegraph news article titled “Variations in Mesothelioma Care”: http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/national/news/11469105._Variations__in_mesothelioma_care/
Information About Mesothelioma For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families From The Mesothelioma Victims Center:
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
High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing, or industrial 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.
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 settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain." 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