Epithelioid Mesothelioma is the most common and relatively treatable form of the cancer. Between 50-70% of mesothelioma cases fall into this category, and this type is most likely to respond to treatment. In order to diagnose a case of Epithelioid Mesothelioma, a biopsy is required.
Epithelioid Mesothelioma cancer is the most common type of mesothelioma cancer cell.
There are three categories of mesothelioma cancer cells:
The individual cells have a unique pattern. They are relatively uniform in shape with a tubular pattern and a distinct cell nucleus under high magnification. Other types of cancer can also take a similar form, and if these cancers appear in the mesothelium, then they can be confused with Epithelioid Mesothelioma. Adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer often confused with epithelioid mesothelioma.
A biopsy I is needed to remove a section of suspect tissue for examination to determine a diagnosis.
Epithelioid Mesothelioma and Adenocarcinoma
Adenocarcinoma is a type of epithelial cancer that originates in the body's glandular tissue. Adenocarcinoma often presents itself as a benign glandular tumor (adenoma) that develops into a malignant state over time.
Epithelioid mesothelioma and adenocarcinoma are both rooted in the epithelial tissue, and as such, have a similar cellular structure. Chemical staining of a section of suspect tissue will often yield the correct diagnosis; however, chemical staining of Epithelioid Mesothelioma cells and adenocarcinoma cells sometimes elicits similar results.
Knowledge of a family history can often help aid in distinguishing between adenocarcinoma and Epithelioid Mesothelioma. If a patient has a family history of carcinoma, it is more likely that they suffer from a variant of the disease. If a patient has a history of asbestos exposure, it is more likely that they suffer from Epithelioid Mesothelioma.
Those dealing with asbestos and mesothelioma face a number of challenges, including the tremendous costs of treatment. If you were unknowingly exposed to harmful levels of asbestos, you have legal rights and there is help available for you.
Deciding which law firm to represent you and your case is very important. Choosing the right law firm will also be important to your settlement. You are entitled to an experienced mesothelioma law firm who has a track record of success in asbestos lawsuits.
It is not uncommon for there to be 10-20 parties that are named in a asbestos lawsuit that are located across the United States. For example, a worker in California may have been exposed to asbestos from asbestos products shipped from Libby, Montana or from an iron ore plant in St. Paul Minnesota. This is why it is very important to obtain an experienced asbestos mesothelioma law firm that knows all of the companies in each state who have responsibility for your asbestos exposure.
If you are a grieving family member or executor of the will of a person who has died from asbestos-related disease or mesothelioma, you may be eligible to file a claim as well.
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