Unfortunately, research suggests that people battling mesothelioma may experience additional serious health risks beyond the cancer itself. According to at least two studies of mesothelioma patients, the risk of developing blood clots is considerably higher for those with the disease than the general population.
Blood clots can circulate in the body, lodging in smaller blood vessels and causing strokes, heart attacks, lung blockages, deep vein thrombosis, and even death.
Researchers have not found a link between blood clots and the type of mesothelioma the patient is experiencing. Pleural, peritoneal, and pericardial mesothelioma all appear to present the same risk of blood clots for patients. Additionally, the stage of the disease doesn’t appear to matter either. Every patient battling mesothelioma faces additional health risks from blood clots.
Fortunately, there are medications that can reduce the risk of blood clots. Mesothelioma patients in Louisiana must work closely with their doctors to identify risks and appropriate treatment options. Because the disease requires its own medical arsenal, any intervention for the elevated health risk of blood clots must be evaluated to fit your treatment plan and work well with the other medicines you may be taking.
While it can be frustrating to juggle various medications and their potential side effects, reducing your risk of blood clots while fighting mesothelioma should be a priority.
Your doctor can provide you with the most up to date information on the health risks that accompany a mesothelioma diagnosis. The attorneys at The Gertler Law Firm can ensure that you have the resources to access the very best treatments available, and protect your family down the road. Call us today at 504-355-0057 for a free consultation.