Welcome to the World-Class Barnes Jewish Hospital Mesothelioma Specialist Care Center
At Barnes Jewish Hospital, we are committed to providing top-quality care to all patients, including those suffering from mesothelioma. Our team of dedicated specialists is expertly trained in the latest mesothelioma treatments and techniques, allowing us to offer the most advanced care available today. Whether you are seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one, we are here to help you every step of the way.
About Barnes Jewish Hospital Mesothelioma Specialists
Our team of mesothelioma specialists at Barnes Jewish Hospital consists of some of the most experienced and knowledgeable medical professionals in the field. Each of our specialists has been specially trained in the latest mesothelioma treatments and techniques, allowing us to offer our patients the best possible care. We are committed to working together to develop individualized treatment plans that are tailored to each patient’s unique needs and circumstances.
Meet Our Team of Experts:
|Dr. John Smith
|Chief of Thoracic Surgery
|Dr. Jane Doe
|Dr. Mark Johnson
|Dr. Sarah Lee
What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. It is typically caused by exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in construction and manufacturing until the 1980s. Symptoms of mesothelioma can take decades to appear, and treatment options are limited. However, with the right medical care, many patients are able to manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
How is Mesothelioma Treated?
The treatment of mesothelioma depends on the stage and location of the cancer, as well as many other factors. At Barnes Jewish Hospital, we use a multidisciplinary approach to mesothelioma treatment, which combines surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other treatments as needed. Our team of experts works closely with each patient to develop an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs and circumstances.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What are the symptoms of mesothelioma?
A: Symptoms of mesothelioma may include shortness of breath, chest pain, abdominal pain, coughing, fatigue, and weight loss. However, many patients do not experience symptoms until the cancer has advanced.
Q: How is mesothelioma diagnosed?
A: Mesothelioma is typically diagnosed through a combination of imaging tests, biopsies, and other diagnostic procedures.
Q: What are the stages of mesothelioma?
A: Mesothelioma is typically classified into four stages, with stage 1 being the earliest and stage 4 being the most advanced.
Q: What are the treatment options for mesothelioma?
A: Treatment options for mesothelioma include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other treatments as needed.
Q: Is mesothelioma curable?
A: There is currently no cure for mesothelioma. However, with the right medical care, many patients are able to manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
Q: What is the life expectancy for mesothelioma patients?
A: The life expectancy for mesothelioma patients varies depending on many factors, including the stage of the cancer, the age and overall health of the patient, and the treatment options chosen.
Q: Is mesothelioma considered a disability?
A: Mesothelioma may be considered a disability under certain circumstances, and patients may be eligible for disability benefits.
Q: How can I reduce my risk of developing mesothelioma?
A: The best way to reduce your risk of developing mesothelioma is to avoid exposure to asbestos, which can be found in many older buildings and products.
Q: How can I support a loved one with mesothelioma?
A: Supporting a loved one with mesothelioma can involve providing emotional support, helping with daily tasks, and accompanying them to medical appointments.
Q: What is the prognosis for mesothelioma?
A: The prognosis for mesothelioma varies depending on many factors, including the stage of the cancer and the overall health of the patient.
Q: What is palliative care?
A: Palliative care is a type of medical care that focuses on managing symptoms and improving quality of life for patients with serious illnesses, such as mesothelioma.
Q: Can mesothelioma be prevented?
A: Mesothelioma can be prevented by avoiding exposure to asbestos.
Q: Are there clinical trials for mesothelioma?
A: Yes, there are many clinical trials for mesothelioma that are currently underway, including trials of new treatments and therapies.
Q: Can I still work if I have mesothelioma?
A: Whether or not you can work with mesothelioma will depend on your individual circumstances and the stage of the cancer.
If you or a loved one is struggling with mesothelioma, Barnes Jewish Hospital is here to help. Our team of expert mesothelioma specialists is dedicated to providing top-quality care and support to all of our patients. With our advanced treatments and personalized approach, we are committed to helping each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Contact us today to learn more about our mesothelioma care center and how we can help you.
The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider. If you have questions or concerns about mesothelioma or any other medical condition, please consult a healthcare professional.