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Finding a mesothelioma specialist

Mesothelioma is a frightening diagnosis. This type of cancer can be aggressive and tricky to treat. That's why it is imperative for Ohio residents to be matched with the right mesothelioma specialist before they begin treatment.

Many other forms of cancer have established, predictable treatment protocols, but there are various types of mesothelioma and various treatments to go along with them. Therefore, experts recommend finding a mesothelioma specialist if at all possible. A specialist will be more familiar with new research and experimental treatments and may be able to help get patients enrolled in clinical trials. Specialists may also pioneer their own experimental treatments and could develop a specialized care plan for qualifying patients.

Finding the right mesothelioma specialist may take a little time. Patients can start by asking their general practitioner for referrals. They should keep in mind that a good match will not only be a clinical expert in mesothelioma, but will also be someone who listens to patients and has a good bedside manner. This is important because patients who feel empowered have better health outcomes.

Mesothelioma requires a quick diagnosis for the best outcomes. People who have seen their condition worsen due to a failure to diagnose the condition may want to meet with an attorney to discuss their options. Medical malpractice is based upon a failure to exhibit the requisite standard of care, and an attorney who has experience with these matters will make that determination by reviewing a patient's hospital records and discussing the matter with medical experts.

Source: Doctor Tipster, "After the Diagnosis: Tips for Finding the Right Mesothelioma Specialist," April 2, 2016

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