Asbestos Colon Cancer Lawyers at Nass Cancelliere
Obtaining maximum compensation for asbestos colon cancer victims from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware
Since 1983, Nass Cancelliere has assisted hundreds of asbestos colon cancer victims from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Our highly skilled and experienced asbestos lawyers have obtained millions of dollars in awards and settlements for our colon cancer clients.
Asbestos exposure and colon cancer
Colon cancer does not have any single cause, but often develops as noncancerous polyps become malignant. Those who have been exposed to asbestos run an increased risk of developing colon cancer due to the mutations that may occur when asbestos fibers become lodged in the tissues of the colon. Colon cancer originates in the large intestine–commonly called the colon–or the rectum. According to the American Cancer Society, it is the third most common form of diagnosed cancer and is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths.* One of the dangers of colon cancer is that it displays relatively few symptoms until the disease has progressed past the point where the cancer can be completely cured.
Symptoms sometimes associated with this form of cancer include:
- Abdominal pain
- Tenderness in the lower abdomen
- Unexplained weight loss
- Blood in the stool
- Narrow stools
- Changes in bowel movements, including frequent diarrhea or constipation
That said, colon cancer can be cured if caught during its early stages. The cancer may be detected through a series of routine tests, such as colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies.
Treatment for colon cancer varies depending on the stage of the disease. Early stages of this cancer are often successfully cured through the surgical removal of cancerous polyps. Later stages of colon cancer are treated through the use of resection surgery and chemotherapy. Radiation is sometimes used in combination with chemotherapy.
Seeking help from an asbestos attorney in Philadelphia
Speaking to an attorney soon after receiving a positive colon cancer diagnosis can be essential if you wish to seek financial compensation for you and your family to help pay medical bills and recover from intangible losses. Many states have statutes of limitations dictating how much time you have to file a lawsuit, and failing to do so within the stipulated period of time means you have forfeited your right to seek damages.
The lawyers of Nass Cancelliere have the skills needed to represent your interests if your colon cancer is partially or directly the result of past exposure to asbestos. A Philadelphia asbestos lawyer from our firm can meet with you to discuss your cancer prognosis and the likelihood of success if you choose to file a lawsuit against those responsible for your disease. We have handled products and premises liability cases involving asbestos and colon cancer for decades, and are proud of our ability to routinely produce successful outcomes for our clients.
Get qualified legal assistance today
Contact our law office today by completing the Contact Us form on this website or by selecting the Live Chat button on any website page. You can also reach Nass Cancelliere by phone toll free at 855-546-8200, or by calling your local Nass Cancelliere office directly. Please note that we strongly urge you to consult a physician if you are concerned about symptoms or abnormalities.