If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Stage 2 mesothelioma, you likely have a lot of questions. It can be a scary diagnosis to receive. You deserve justice for this if you have been exposed to asbestos in a neglectful workplace. The following are two of the most frequently asked questions. Our Buffalo mesothelioma lawyers would be honored to represent you in your pursuit of justice. Please give our office a call today to set up your first free consultation with us.
What Are Symptoms of Stage 2 Mesothelioma?
There are several symptoms that show up in the earlier stages of mesothelioma. For Stage 2, you are typically going to expect to find lumps in your chest among other symptoms such as shortness of breath, unplanned weight loss, and painful breathing.
If you notice these symptoms on top of other common symptoms of Stage 1 mesothelioma such as chronic cough or fatigue, you should get in to see a doctor right away.
Diagnosis tools usually require imaging. Your doctor may order a chest X-ray or a CT scan after performing a physical examination. Doctors can often hear an abnormality in your breathing with a stethoscope which will alert them to do imaging.
Once you have your diagnosis, you can discuss your treatment options with your doctor.
What is the Life Expectancy for Stage 2 Mesothelioma?
The life expectancy of someone who is progressed to Stage 2 mesothelioma is 38% for a two-year survival. This is improving as medicine improves. It is far more optimistic than the prognosis was ten years ago.
There certainly are people who have been able to survive for much longer than 2 years.
The treatment for this can sometimes involve surgery to remove tumors. It is often followed up with radiation and chemotherapy. This is because once mesothelioma reaches Stage 2, it has spread. Radiation and chemotherapy can reduce the spread.
Unfortunately, at this time, there is no known cure for mesothelioma.
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