What To Do If You Think You Have Mesothelioma

If you were exposed to asbestos in the past and think you may be suffering from mesothelioma today, the worry alone can be overwhelming. Mesothelioma is difficult to diagnose, and may only appear decades after asbestos exposure. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of mesothelioma, follow these steps immediately.

1) Speak With Your Doctor

The first thing you should do if you think you have mesothelioma is to discuss your concerns with your doctor or a mesothelioma specialist. The sooner you are able to diagnose mesothelioma, the better chance you have at prolonging your life and mitigating the painful symptoms that may arise.

If you are unsure how to approach your doctor, visit our Questions For The Doctor page. We also have the resources to help point you to a mesothelioma treatment center near you.

2) Be Mindful Of Your Health

While you are waiting to see a doctor or waiting on any test results, be sure to stay mindful of your health. If you start to experience any severe pain, take immediate steps to find medical care.

If you are worried about developing mesothelioma in the future, consider quitting smoking and embracing healthier eating habits. Unhealthy habits may increase your risk for developing mesothelioma or other forms of cancer.

3) Consult With An Attorney

If you are experiencing symptoms of mesothelioma and worked in an occupation that exposed you to asbestos, you should consult with an experienced mesothelioma lawyer to discuss your options. Many companies knew about the dangers of asbestos, and neglected to take measures to protect your health. Through aggressive litigation, our firm seeks compensation from those responsible for your illness, allowing you to receive the quality care you deserve.

4) Seek Emotional And Psychological Support

Just the thought that you may have mesothelioma can be emotionally devastating to you and your family. The fear of developing mesothelioma or living with the disease can significantly alter your quality of life. However, you are not in it alone. Seeking emotional support can help you cope during this difficult process, while your doctor and attorney help you through the rest.

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You may not know what to do if you have mesothelioma, but we can help. At the Throneberry Law Group, we have the resources to help you find quality medical care while we aggressively litigate against those responsible for your illness. Our principle attorney helped his own father as he suffered through mesothelioma, and he puts that same passion and dedication into helping every individual affected, no matter where they are in the country.

Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation. Call 866-337-7516 or fill out our form online to get started. There's absolutely no cost unless we get you compensation.