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Veterans Diagnosed With Mesothelioma

Malignant Mesothelioma primarily occurs in patients between the ages of 55-75.

What is Mesothelioma?

We Help Patients Diagnosed With Mesothelioma.  

Malignant Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that affects the abdomen, lining of lungs, heart, and major organs of the body. Mesothelioma cancer is caused by exposure to asbestos through the ingestion or inhalation of toxic microscopic asbestos fibers.   

Once Inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers get lodged in body tissue causing inflammation which leads to the development of Mesothelioma cancer. These microscopic asbestos fibers can lay dormant in your body for 10-50 years.  

Asbestos manufacturing companies knew of the deadly effects of asbestos exposure as far back as 1924 when the first Mesothelioma case was recorded in medical journals.   

In the early 1960s, asbestos manufacturers were made aware of the dangers of secondhand exposure. Although indirect, the families of workers could also be at risk of Mesothelioma.

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What Are Mesothelioma Symptoms?

Mesothelioma Symptoms Can Include:  

Abdominal Pain & Swelling 

Bowel Obstruction 

Blood Clotting Chest 

Pain Under Rib Cage 

Chronic Cough (Can be Wet or Dry cough) 

Difficulty Breathing 

Difficulty Swallowing 

Fluid in the Lungs 

Lumps of Tissue in the Abdomen

Painful When Coughing 

Shortness of Breath 

Unexplained Weight Loss 

How is Mesothelioma Diagnosed?

After consulting with a medical professional, Mesothelioma can be diagnosed based on your symptoms. It is vital to catch Mesothelioma at an early stage to have the best possible outcome with treatment.

Since Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer, it is essential to find a doctor who specializes in Mesothelioma cancer.

Mesothelioma is often misdiagnosed as bronchitis, pneumonia, and COPD in its early stages (1-2). If you have a history of asbestos exposure, you should see a doctor once a year to get tested.

Mesothelioma Diagnostic Methods

Blood Tests (Tumor  Markers)   

Chest X-Ray   

CT Scan (Computed Tomography)


Endoscopic Biopsies   

Imaging Tests   

Immunohistochemistry (IHC)



Medical History and Physical Exam

MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)   

Needle Biopsies   

Open Surgical Biopsy   

PET Scan (Positron Emission Tomography)   


Pulmonary Function Tests   

Removing Fluid for testing   

Test of Tissue Samples   

Tests of Fluid Samples   


Types of Mesothelioma

Pleural Mesothelioma [Lungs]

Peritoneal Mesothelioma [Abdomen]

Pericardial Mesothelioma [Heart] 

Abdominal Mesothelioma 

Biphasic Mesothelioma 

Epithelial malignant Mesothelioma 

Chrysotile Peritoneal Mesothelioma 

Malignant Mesothelioma 

Cystic Mesothelioma 

Testicular Mesothelioma   

There are about 3,500 Mesothelioma cancer cases diagnosed in the U. S. each year. 

What Causes Mesothelioma?

The leading cause of Mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos materials and products. Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly type of cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs, stomach (abdomen), and the heart sac. When a person breathes, inhales or ingests microscopic asbestos fibers they can stay dormant in the body for 10-50 years before manifesting cancer symptoms.

Who is Most Likely to Get Mesothelioma?

The average age of a person diagnosed with Mesothelioma is 69 years old. People most likely to get diagnosed with Mesothelioma have worked around asbestos did the laundry for a worker would have been exposed. About 3,500 people will be diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma each year in the U. S., and more than 15,000 Americans will be diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease (asbestos lung cancer, asbestosis). 

1 in 3 of all diagnosed Mesothelioma cases in the U. S. is military veterans.

Mesothelioma Life Expectancy Based on Stages 1-4

Mesothelioma Stage 1 – Mesothelioma tumors are found in the pleura area of the lung, pericardium (heart lining)  or diaphragm.  

Mesothelioma Stage 2 - Mesothelioma tumors are found in the lining of the lungs and may involve lymph nodes in the chest area.  

Mesothelioma Stage 3 - Mesothelioma tumors have extended into the chest cavity, ribs, heart or into the abdominal lining.   

Mesothelioma Stage 4 - Mesothelioma tumors have spread through the bloodstream into other parts of the body.

Mesothelioma Life Expectancy

The median life expectancy for Mesothelioma Cancer patients is 12 to 21 months.  

There are documented Mesothelioma patients with longer survival times. Some patients have lived 5-10-15 years after being diagnosed with Mesothelioma.   

Mesothelioma life expectancy also varies with cell type, tumor location, years of asbestos exposure and the type of treatments.   

Mesothelioma Life Expectancy Based on Stages 1-4 

Stage 1 — 21 months 

Stage 2 — 19 months 

Stage 3 — 16 months 

Stage 4 — 12 months

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Mesothelioma life expectancy also varies with cell type, tumor location, years of asbestos exposure and the variety of treatments.  

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List of Duties - Army Asbestos Exposure

Assembling,  Binding,  Buffing,  Changing,  Chipping,  Cleaning , Coating,   Covering,  Crushing,  Cutting,  Demonstrating,  Designing, Developing,  Digging,  Dismantling,  Drilling,  Examining,  Filling,  Fitting,  Fixing,  Folding,   Measuring,  Mixing,  Modifying,  Mounting,  Moving,  Observing,  Operating,   Overhauling,  Packaging,  Grinding,  Helping,  Inserting,  Inspecting,  Instructing,  Investigating,  Laboring,  Lining,  Loading,  Painting,  Piling,  Pouring,  Prepping,  Pressing,  Processing,  Pumping,  Removing,  Repairing,  Replacing,  Sealing,  Servicing,  Setting,  Sorting,  Spinning,  Spraying,  Stacking   Stamping,  Stripping,  Supervising,  Testing,  Training,  Trimming,  Troubleshooting,  Twisting,  Unloading,  Washing,  Weighing,  Welding,   Winding,  Wiring,  Working,  Wrapping   

30 Billion in Asbestos Trust Funds!


Veterans Mesothelioma Diagnosis & Asbestos Trust Funds

Asbestos manufacturers of products and materials have admitted fault and set up trust funds to compensate workers for their asbestos exposure. There are more than 30 billion dollars in asbestos trust funds for patients diagnosed with Mesothelioma cancer, asbestos lung cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases. If you know someone who has Mesothelioma, contact us to learn more about your legal rights for asbestos compensation.

Veterans diagnosed with  Mesothelioma have legal rights and may be eligible to recover compensation from negligent asbestos companies and asbestos trust funds. Get a free consultation from an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer to know if you have a valid legal claim today.

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Veterans and Mesothelioma

Navy Mesothelioma

Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

Navy veterans account for 16 percent of all asbestos-related lung diseases.

Air Force Mesothelioma

Air Force Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

Asbestos materials were used to build aircraft and construct Air Force bases.

Army Mesothelioma

Army Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

Asbestos was used in thousands of Army vehicles, brakes, gaskets and insulation.

Coast Guard Mesothelioma

USCG Coast Guard Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

The Coast Guard used the same asbestos-containing equipment as the Navy.

U. S. Marines Mesothelioma

US Marines Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

American Cancer Society report - Asbestos was found in old Marine Corps barracks.

Retired Veterans

REtired Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

There are 21.5 million living veterans that served in the U. S. military forces.

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Why You Need a Lawyer

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About 600,000 victims have filed claims for damage from their asbestos exposure. 

Mesothelioma Settlements

Mesothelioma Settlement Lawsuits

Asbestos companies have paid claimants more than $18 billion since the late 1980s.

Statute of Limitations


Each state has a strict statute of limitations to file your asbestos lawsuit.

Asbestos Trust Funds

Asbestos Trust Fund Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

Asbestos companies have paid claimants more than $18 billion since the late 1980s.

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Mesothelioma Medical Information

Mesothelioma Diagnosed?

Mesothelioma Diagnosed Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

Mesothelioma primarily diagnosed in Veterans between the ages of 55-75 

Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma Treatment

The 3 main treatments for Mesothelioma are: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

Mesothelioma Symptoms

Symptoms Mesothelioma Lawyer

90% of Mesothelioma patients reported shortness of breath as their first symptom.

Secondhand Exposure

Secondhand Asbestos Expsoure

Diagnosed Mesothelioma rates are higher among spouses of asbestos workers.

Mesothelioma Survival Rate

Mesothelioma Survival Rates

Life expectancy for a mesothelioma patient is 12 – 21 months after diagnosis.

Asbestos Lung Cancer

Asbestos Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

There is about 15,000 Asbestos-related cancers diagnosed each year in U. S.