Vital information concerning radiotherapy treatment options for asbestos-related lung cancer
A groundbreaking new advancement has happened in the field of radiotherapy (also known as radiation therapy). It is called Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (or IMRT). After using this new treatment, a study found that patients with lung cancer lived an additional 25 months. This treatment can be used even with lung cancer that was caused by asbestos exposure such as yours (Ncbi.nlm.nih).
IMRT uses computer-guided beams of radiation that can be shaped to conform to the exact size and shape of a tumor. This new method of radiotherapy can be used on even non-operable forms of lung cancer (RadiologyInfo.org 1).
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What is radiation therapy?
“I was lying flat on the bed and the beams were circling all around me. The actual radiation only took about sixty-seconds. You don’t feel anything, you don’t see anything, you don’t smell anything. The side-effects really are just fatigue…”
Melissa on radiation treatment for her lung cancer (Empowher).
Radiotherapy is the administering of high-energy x-rays into an area of the body in the hopes that it will shrink or eradicate tumors. Typically, it is used in conjunction with other treatments such as chemotherapy and surgery.
Radiotherapy may be used as a way to fight off the cancer completely or improve your quality of life – for instance by shrinking a tumor that caused you shortness of breath.
When surgery is not an option, certain types of radiotherapy may still be an option. One of which is the aforementioned IMRT. Another is Stereotactic Body Radio Therapy (SBRT). SBRT is a newer form of radiotherapy where “a multitude of small, focused radiation beams tracking the lung tumor along with its respiratory movement, in typically three to five treatments.” (RadiologyInfo.org 2)
Brachytherapy is an option for treating your quality of life. In this form of radiotherapy, small seeds that have radioactive properties are placed directly into the area of your cancer. This method is only used to help with the symptoms of lung cancer (RadiologyInfo.org).
Weitz & Luxenberg can help you find support in this difficult time
The burden of undergoing lung cancer treatment should not be coupled with the burden of medical bills and debt. A common direction for people such as yourself who have been stricken with an asbestos-related disease is to seek financial compensation.
Weitz & Luxenberg can help you in this pursuit. We are a major, New York-based law firm that has the time, resources, and patience to move at your pace. We will not rush you or make you do anything for which you are not ready.
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RadiologyInfo.org 1: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=imrt
RadiologyInfo.org 2: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=imrt