Radiation therapy is a form of cancer treatment that uses radiation, either through radiation beams or implantation, to destroy cancer cells and prevent their re-growth. Like all forms of treatment for mesothelioma, radiation is an aggressive medical approach with life-altering side effects that can include extreme fatigue, skin problems, infertility, vomiting and hair loss, on top of the already severe problems caused by the cancer itself.
At Kaiser Gornick LLP, our lawyers have extensive experience helping mesothelioma victims and their families obtain the compensation they need after contracting mesothelioma. The radiation treatments alone are extremely expensive, and that is just one small aspect of the overall costs involved in living with mesothelioma. We pride ourselves on aggressively representing our clients' interests with the compassion and respect we would demand for our own families. If you or a loved one has contracted pericardial mesothelioma, contact us.
The two basic types of mesothelioma radiation therapy are external and internal (often called brachytherapy):
Depending on the type of mesothelioma and the stage to which the cancer has developed, radiation treatment will vary in terms of dosage, frequency of exposure, and how it is used in concert with chemotherapy, surgery and other treatment options.
If you are considering radiation therapy or are already receiving this treatment, do not make your legal decisions lightly. Consult with a lawyer to determine the best course of action available to you to obtain compensation and justice.
We offer free initial consultations to help mesothelioma victims learn more about the legal options available to them and their families. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma resulting from exposure to asbestos, call us or contact us online to speak with an experienced Bay Area attorney at Kaiser Gornick LLP at our office in San Francisco, California.