Have you or someone you love recently been diagnosed with stage 1 mesothelioma? We understand that this can be a difficult time. You likely have a lot of questions. The following are a couple of the most commonly asked questions regarding a stage 1 diagnosis of mesothelioma. Please keep reading to learn more. When you are ready to call on a Buffalo mesothelioma lawyer to help represent your case, please give us a call to set up a free consultation.
What Causes Stage 1 Mesothelioma?
The most common cause of mesothelioma, in general, is exposure to asbestos. There is also a synergistic effect with people who are both exposed to asbestos and smoke cigarettes. Smoking can cause lung cancer. It can also increase the chance that your asbestos exposure results in mesothelioma.
Whether you were exposed to asbestos while at work or you would launder clothes covered in asbestos, that exposure could be enough to cause mesothelioma. This would not result in the immediate development of mesothelioma. Typically, the disease develops many years later.
There have been people who begin projects in their homes just to find asbestos. They worry that this brief encounter with asbestos will result in mesothelioma. That is typically not the type of exposure that you should worry about. It’s more so for the people who worked with raw asbestos or had their homes covered in the stuff when plants would billow it out into the community.
What is the Life Expectancy for Stage 1 Mesothelioma?
The unfortunate truth about the early stages of mesothelioma is that the symptoms such as shortness of breath or chronic coughing are similar to a lot of other conditions. Your chance of being misdiagnosed early on is high. Most cases of mesothelioma are not identified until a more advanced stage of mesothelioma.
If you are fortunate enough to catch your mesothelioma in stage 1, the treatments that are offered put you in a spot where you are very likely to be able to have a much longer life expectancy. There are plenty of mesothelioma patients who have been able to manage symptoms and live many years with the disease.
Call Our Buffalo Mesothelioma Lawyers Today
If you have recently been diagnosed with stage 1 mesothelioma, please do not hesitate to give our Buffalo mesothelioma lawyers a call right away. We have been handling mesothelioma cases for many years. We would be honored to represent you to fight against a negligent employer who wrongfully exposed you to mesothelioma-causing asbestos. Give us a call to set up a free consultation. We can come to you to make this easier for you.