LegalView Informs Mesothelioma Victims of Clinical Trial Testing Potential Lung Cancer Treatment

LegalView reported a new treatment for mesothelioma patients currently being studied in a clinical trial. The treatment includes the monitoring of mesothelioma cancer symptoms and quality of life with an electronic handheld tool.

Denver, CO, September 23, 2008 --( LegalView, the most comprehensive legal resource available on the Web, informed its mesothelioma blog readers of a Swiss Group study for Clinical Cancer Research that will be testing an electronic device as a potential mesothelioma treatment for symptoms of the cancer. The electronic device is known as the Monitoring Symptoms and Syndromes Associated with Advanced Cancer (E-MOSAIC) and it is a handheld tool that can be "used to record and monitor symptoms" while also assessing a mesothelioma cancer patient's quality of life. Individuals currently suffering from mesothelioma cancer should consider contacting a mesothelioma attorney or a mesothelioma lawyer who may be able to provide a free legal consultation regarding the details of developing a mesothelioma lawsuit.

The treatment is described as a palliative treatment, rather than a curative treatment. Palliative methods are considered partial treatments rather than complete attempts to cure a condition. They are generally used within specific cases, such as with older patients who may have more of a risk if undergoing a surgical procedure to have a tumor removed, for example, then to receive radiation as a palliative treatment method, according to the Western Journal of Medicine.

Victims of the fatal cancer should locate a mesothelioma law firm that can provide a number of experienced mesothelioma lawyers to choose from. An experienced lawyer can assist with developing a mesothelioma case, which may provide a victim with monetary compensation.

Mesothelioma cancer is a deadly form of lung cancer that can also be spread to other parts of the body. The cancer is caused by the exposure of an individual to asbestos dust and fibers. Asbestos can be found in a variety of products/building materials that have and continue to be used in America. The fiber, which is derived from a mineral known as vermiculite, was heavily mined in the United States prior to the 21st century. Asbestos was prized for its inexpensive production costs and fire-retardant quality and was used as insulation in buildings across the country ranging from elementary schools and colleges to hospitals and office buildings as well as homes and apartment complexes.

If an individual comes in contact with asbestos and it is inhaled, they are at risk for asbestos exposure, although they will show no symptoms of their condition. Mesothelioma is currently incurable, but the sooner it is caught, the better chance of overcoming the fatal condition. However, mesothelioma usually remains dormant in a victim for years, even decades and because symptoms are generally non-specific, the illness is often misdiagnosed. However, some of the most common symptoms include shortness of breath and pain in the chest.

Additionally, because mesothelioma cancer is currently incurable, only a few treatments exist including surgery and radiation/chemotherapy. The most common symptoms and side effects associated with mesothelioma occur when a chemotherapy treatment begins and may include hair loss, nausea and vomiting, anemia, constipation, weakened immune system and diarrhea, among others. If you feel you may have been exposed to asbestos and are suffering from mesothelioma cancer, contact a medical professional immediately.

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Katie Kelley