How are asbestos-related diseases treated?
Your treatment for asbestos-related disease depends on how asbestos has affected your lungs. There is no “one size fits all” treatment. For example, if you have a pleural effusion (fluid around the lungs) the fluid may need to be drained. Other treatments include:
· Oxygen therapy, which can help improve shortness of breath, breathing problems and low oxygen levels in your blood.
· Chemotherapy, radiation or surgery, one or all of which may be part of the treatment if you develop lung cancer or mesothelioma.