There Are No Best Mesothelioma Treatment Options – Only Ones That Work Sometimes
Sorry to be the one to inform you, but there are really not any great mesothelioma treatment options. Your best bet of surviving from this form of cancer, is to never have come down with it in the first place.
Most of the people that will read this article, do not realize that mesothelioma is the only cancer that is totally preventable. When it comes to lung cancer, yes, its incident rate would decrease dramatically if people did not smoke tobacco, but there would still be a certain percentage of the population that did happen to somehow contract it.
The reason that mesothelioma cancer is totally preventable, is that it is only caught be coming in contact with a material called asbestos. It is not a manmade product, but it comes from the earth by the way of mining. In fact, it has been used by mankind for approximately 4,500 years.
It was not until the mid 1800’s that mining operations began in the United States. Little by little as the years passed, and as its popularity grew with manufacturers, it became very prevalent in our society. It was used to make all kinds of consumer goods and industrial items.
Thankfully today, most of the products that it was used to make are no longer with us. That being said, it was also widely utilized to make an extensive array of construction materials, and because of that, it is still in many old buildings.
If you live or work in a building that was constructed during the 20th century, and somebody that frequents one of those structures has come down with mesothelioma cancer, you are at a very high risk of having it yourself. The first thing you need to do is to arrange for an appointment with your doctor right away, and get tested for it.
Just because your first test did not come up positive, does not mean that you are out of the woods yet. Mesothelioma cancer symptoms can take years, or even decades to appear. Therefore, if you meet the above criteria, you should be tested once a year for it.
The second thing that you should do is, get the buildings inspected for asbestos, especially if you believe that it is still in them. This can be a rather tricky process though, because if you ask the landlord to do it, more than likely they will not do as you requested.
The reason for this is that it is very expensive and time consuming to have a building totally renovated, and have all of the asbestos removed. Instead of asking your landlord, you can call either the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), or your local building inspector and they will do it for free.
If you do happen to catch this form of cancer, hopefully you have it diagnosed very early so that you have some mesothelioma treatment options that can work for you. If not, in all too many cases this terrible disease is nothing less than a death sentence.