For many veterans and their families, receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis is devastating. The cancer might have been developing in their bodies for years or decades, and there is still no known cure for the asbestos-related disease.
Military veterans are some of those most at risk for a mesothelioma diagnosis, due to their past exposure to asbestos during their time of service. In fact, nearly one out of three individuals who die from mesothelioma has been reported to be a veteran. This makes it especially important for veterans to seek the appropriate care when mesothelioma symptoms arise.
In our last blog post, we covered three treatment options available for mesothelioma patients. There are even more out there, and a medical professional can help determine which one is right for you and your particular set of symptoms. Fortunately, there are mesothelioma doctors across the United States. No matter where you are located, there is help nearby.
Talking to your doctor about any past asbestos exposure is very important. It is not uncommon that the symptoms of asbestos-related diseases are mistaken for other respiratory conditions, and without the proper work and exposure history, your doctor may not detect symptoms before it is too late.