New developments in the diagnosis of the asbestos-related disease Mesothelioma have heralded new hope of better treatment options for suffers.
Current diagnosis of Mesothelioma is difficult due to the rapid growth and spread of the disease in the absence of noticeable symptoms. The recent discovery of certain markers in the blood can show the extent to which the disease has taken hold and help doctors in taking the most appropriate course of action for the patient.
Research conducted in Sydney found that the early detection of these tumour tissues could lead to quicker and more effective treatment that can be tailored to the needs of the sufferer. The researchers at the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute say they've found a "tumour marker" allows the detection of the lymphocyte to neutrophil ratio that is directly related to prognosis when at a certain level.
This breakthrough in the battle against malignant Mesothelioma is undoubtedly welcome news for sufferers and those who wish to claim Mesothelioma compensation. With more accurate diagnosis of the condition, chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy can be given to those that will best respond to it.
With the average survival time after diagnosis of Mesothelioma being only 6-18 months, many will be told they have just months to live. In such a short time frame, many victims do not have the time to make a claim for their Mesothelioma compensation. The prospect of accurate “tumour markers” enables victims to directly relate their condition to asbestos exposure and begin the process of reclaiming Mesothelioma compensation as soon as possible.
It only takes a short exposure to asbestos to trigger the cancer, however only a small percentage of people exposed to asbestos develop Mesothelioma. Although there may be a lag of 20 to 40 years after asbestos exposure before Mesothelioma results, many find that they develop other asbestos related conditions such as pleural disease, asbestosis and lung cancer.
Few realise that people suffering from all of these asbestos-related conditions could be entitled to make a claim for Mesothelioma compensation and other asbestos compensations. Currently, the average survival of patients with malignant Mesothelioma is around one year leaving victims to rely on the speed of trusted asbestos claims specialists to return the Mesothelioma compensation they deserve sooner rather than later.
If you think you may be entitled to Mesothelioma compensation or any other asbestos compensation on account of previous exposure; call us on 0800 634 1626 for some friendly legal advice on how to set up a claim for compensation you deserve.