If you are suffering from lung cancer or mesothelioma, there are alternative lung cancer treatments available. While there is a lack of proof for the effectiveness of alternative treatments in the fight against cancer, many patients reportedly feel better after using alternative treatments or complementary medicine alongside their conventional therapies, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Some of the complementary treatments that are available for cancer sufferers include:
- Medical Marijuana
These are just some of the complementary treatments for lung cancer sufferers. While there is no evidence that these types of treatments and therapies can heal cancer, they can make a cancer sufferer feel calmer and help them face conventional treatments. Alternative lung cancer therapies may impact the psyche of a patient positively.
If a loved one is in the end stages of lung cancer, complementary and alternative therapies such as acupuncture may offer some relief. There is ongoing research into palliative cancer treatments, particularly regarding acupuncture and its potential positive effect on persistent pain and inflammation in cancer patients.
Lung Cancer Causes
There can be many causes of lung cancer. We often hear about smoking as the main cause of cancers of the lung, and it is true that smoking is the number one risk factor and cause of lung cancer. It can also play a role in other lung diseases and cancers by aggravating asbestos-related lung diseases such as mesothelioma.
Asbestos exposure is also a cause of many lung diseases including lung cancer and mesothelioma. Other carcinogenic substances such as toxic chemicals, as well as being exposed to pollution or secondhand smoke, can also cause lung cancer.
A lawsuit can go some way to pay for treatments and offer compensation. Sometimes the companies that are responsible for exposing their workers to asbestos fibers and other toxic substances knew that they were endangering lives but chose to put their profits above the health of their workers.
By filing a lawsuit, these companies can be held accountable. We want to make sure you are not further damaged by this situation. The responsible parties should pay for any unnecessary treatment, including alternative lung cancer treatments, not you.
Your Lung Cancer Could Be Work-Related
Medical bills for cancer can run into hundreds of thousands of dollars. According to the American Cancer Society cancer patients with health insurance often face unpredictable and unmanageable costs for cancer treatments. Co-payments, deductibles, out-of-pocket expenses, and other unexpected costs can send costs spiraling.
However, if your lung cancer or mesothelioma is work-related, you may receive compensation that could help you with medical bills and other costs. Many companies have set up so-called asbestos trust funds as a way to compensate workers for their damages and injuries.
Currently, the assets held in all of the 47 asbestos trust funds total more than $30 billion. Companies spanning several industries made these funds available for workers suffering from asbestos-related diseases. If you worked for one of the companies that set up asbestos trust funds, and you are suffering from lung cancer due to asbestos exposure, you could receive a settlement.
Getting compensation from an asbestos fund can help with medical bills, transport costs, home help, and many other expenses related to lung cancer, possibly including alternative lung cancer treatments.
Asbestos is not the only substance that can put you at a higher risk for lung cancer. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), many toxic substances, if inhaled on a daily basis over many months or years in an occupational context, have the potential to cause lung cancer. Toxic substances that can cause lung cancer, among others, include:
- Tar and soot
- Coal gasification
- Coke oven fumes
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Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Can Help
If you were in contact with any of these substances at your workplace and developed lung cancer, you might wish to speak to a lung cancer lawyer to find out about your next best steps. While money will not be able to buy back your health, any settlements for your injuries can help you pay for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, emotional anguish, lifecare costs, and more.
A financial award can also pay for complementary lung cancer treatments to ease some of the suffering. A fair settlement can also help to protect you and your family from future costs. Lung cancer lawsuits can be complex and involve many different variables.
You may need to supply medical reports, expert witnesses, and work histories as well as other documentation. Much of the evidence needed might be from years or decades ago. Our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you build a case.
We work on a contingency-fee-basis, so you pay nothing upfront. We only get paid if we win your case and take a fee from the settlement you are awarded. We want to pursue justice and a fair financial award for you and your family. Contact us today for a consultation with a member of our team to determine your legal options at (800) 217-6099.