Sarcomatoid mesothelioma is an uncommon type of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Unfortunately, it is difficult to diagnose sarcomatoid mesothelioma and thus far it has been resistant in responding to therapy.
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What’s the problem?
Malignant sarcomatoid mesothelioma is the least common of the three cellular mesothelioma types. This form of mesothelioma accounts for approximately 7 to 20 percent of cases. When viewed under a microscope, malignant sarcomatoid mesothelioma cells appear as elongated spindle-shaped cells that are irregularly shaped and often overlap one another.
Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma Treatment
The general treatment plan for sarcomatoid mesothelioma focuses on:
- Managing pleural effusions
- Administering radiotherapy to intervention sites
- Evaluating suitability for radical surgery
- Evaluating suitability for chemotherapy and clinical trial entry
It is important to know that malignant sarcomatoid mesothelioma is sometimes difficult to diagnose on the basis of histological methods. For example, cells of another type of cancer called pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma are very similar in appearance (as well as other characteristics) to malignant sarcomatoid mesothelioma.
For this reason, if you are diagnosed with cancer and you know that you have been exposed to asbestos at some time in the past, obtaining a second diagnostic opinion may be important. Different types of cancer vary widely in terms of prognosis and treatment options, and if misdiagnosed, patients may not receive the most appropriate treatment for their cancer.
Do I have a Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
The Toxic Tort Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in sarcomatoid mesothelioma lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.