Surgery is one of the most common forms of treatment in cases involving mesothelioma. Three main categories of surgical procedures are involved in this treatment.
Diagnostic surgery is used to look at whether mesothelioma is present or not, and if it is, where it is located. Curative surgery is performed to remove as much cancer as possible with hopes of curing the patient. Palliative surgery is done to remove cancerous tissue and to provide relief for symptoms, but is not intended to cure the patient.
Within these main categories, more specific types of mesothelioma surgery, including:
It is critically important to discuss your options with your primary care physician if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or if you believe that you may have the disease.
Contact an experienced Bay Area lawyer at Kaiser Gornick LLP to learn more about these surgical procedures and other treatment options. Schedule an initial consultation and speak with an attorney at our office in San Francisco, California.