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Diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma? We can help

There are few things in life that can be more terrifying than a cancer diagnosis. If you were exposed to asbestos and are currently in the diagnosis process, you may feel confused and even a little lost. You may have also been surprised to learn that there are four different types of mesothelioma. One of those types is peritoneal mesothelioma.

Asbestos exposure is the number one reason that people develop peritoneal mesothelioma, although it only makes up around from 10 to 20% of all mesothelioma diagnoses. However, most people who are exposed to asbestos while living or working in South Carolina do not even realize that they are sick for many years or even decades. Mesothelioma takes a particularly long time to develop, so most people do not begin experiencing symptoms until it is already too late.

You probably associate mesothelioma with the lungs. Although mesothelioma cancer does frequently form in the lungs, peritoneal mesothelioma shows up in the lining of the abdomen. If detected early on, patients can potentially respond to treatments like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Again, mesothelioma is usually not diagnosed until decades have passed, so treatment is not an option for most people. Instead, doctors may only recommend palliative care.

Sadly, there are many companies operating in South Carolina that prioritize their profits over everything else. This means that workers and innocent bystanders were -- and still are -- wrongly exposed to asbestos. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma because of an employer's negligence, you should know that you have options. Be sure to read more about those options right here on our website.

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