Cancer Radiation Therapy

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 Effects of Radiation Therapy

The two basic types of mesothelioma radiation therapy are external and internal (often called brachytherapy):

  • External therapy: This is the type of radiation that most people are familiar with. It involves exposing the patient to an external beam of radiation. The goal is to use the radiation to kill the cancer cells, but the radiation will invariably impact other organs and cells, as well, weakening the body and causing other side effects.
  • Internal radiation therapy: Internal radiation therapy involves the implantation of radiation into the affected areas of the body, either for a set amount of time or indefinitely.

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.

Contact Mesothelioma Lawyers for a Free Initial Consultation

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 the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

Contact us at (800) 824-8234 to speak with an attorney or schedule a free initial consultation online.