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What Is Mesothelioma? | Learn Mesothelioma 2019

What Is Mesothelioma? | Learn Mesothelioma 2019

What is mesothelioma?

Lawyers acting on behalf of mesothelioma victims nationwide
In basic medical terms, mesothelioma is a rare cancer in which mesothelial cells (a membrane that covers and protects most internal organs of the body) become abnormal and malignant.

What is the rarity of the disease? About 2,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed each year in the United States.

What kind of mesothelioma or asbestos cancer have you diagnosed? Although technically a single membrane, parts of the mesothelium have different names depending on the internal organs they surround. For example, the membrane surrounding the abdominal cavity is called the peritoneum; the part surrounding the lungs and lines the wall of the thoracic cavity, the pleura; and the part of the membrane that covers and protects the heart is called the pericardium.

Mesothelioma cancers associated with these parts of the membrane include:

Pleural mesothelioma (most common diagnosis)
Peritoneal mesothelioma (a rarer form)
Pericardial mesothelioma (very rare)
Testicular mesothelioma (very rare)
What are the medical options for treatment? The treatment of mesothelioma may vary by type, aggressiveness and other factors. However, a combination of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy is used in most cases.

There are two reasons for this: first, the symptoms of the disease resemble many other conditions; and second, the abnormal cells divide without order and migrate from one part of the mesothelium to another relatively easily. In other words, the disease is usually well established at the time of diagnosis.

What are the legal options for justice? Although your health and quality of life are the focus of today's concerns, time is running out and Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. lawyers are ready to act immediately for you.

Our law firm strives to give living victims the opportunity to assert their rights before a court within six to nine months of the date on which their action is brought.

Check out our Mesothelioma Information Center for more information.

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Gori Julian & Associates, Ph.D. lawyers have handled hundreds of cases of mesothelioma and thousands of asbestos claims for asbestosis and lung cancer across the country - earning more than $ 3 billion for past clients.