When a doctor identifies a tumor, the critical question becomes whether the tumor is benign or malignant. Benign tumors are not cancerous, and while they can cause health issues, these tumors lack the ability to spread to other areas of the body.
Malignant tumors, on the other hand, are cancerous and can spread throughout the body. Malignant mesothelioma refers to tumors in the mesothelium, which is the lining of the lungs, abdomen and heart.
Pleural mesothelioma is when malignant tumors originate in the lining of the lungs, or pleura. Peritoneal mesothelioma refers to malignant tumors in the peritoneum, or lining of the chest. Pericardial mesothelioma involves malignant tumors in the lining of the pericardium, which is the lining of the heart. Malignant mesothelioma is invariably fatal. People who are diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma have very limited life expectancies. The median life expectancy for people diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma is 12 to 18 months.
What Causes This Serious Kind Of Cancer?
The only cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. For decades, companies in a wide range of industries knowingly or negligently allowed their employees to be exposed to this deadly substance.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, it is vital to work with an experienced, knowledgeable lawyer. At Savinis, Kane, & Gallucci, L.L.C., our law firm has a demonstrated record of success serving people across Pennsylvania and beyond who have been diagnosed with this disease. Over our firm’s history, we have helped many families receive the compensation they need to pay for expenses caused by this disease. We have a history of success in the courtroom, and will always be willing to take your case to trial if that is what we need to do to do right by your case.
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