What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a medical term referring to one of the deadliest diseases known to man. Some people, who are given this dire and grave diagnosis, live for less than 24 months, others for a year. Mesothelioma is infact a rare form of lung cancer which involves the mesothelial cells of an organ, usually the lungs, heart or abdominal organs. Pleural mesothelioma or cancer of the lung lining is the most common form of mesothelioma cancer. Peritoneal mesothelioma is cancer of the stomach lining and is the next most common form.
What causes it?
The disease strikes approximately 3,000 men and women every year with the major risk factor being exposure to a mineral called asbestos. Although asbestos has been mined and commercially used (mainly for its fire retardant properties) since the late 1800s, it was not until the early 1940s that millions of American workers were exposed to these asbestos dust fibers.
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Where Could Direct Exposure Occur?
Even short exposure to asbestos fibers can be dangerous and cause Mesothelioma. The fibers have been linked more frequently with these occupations:
Sheet metal workers
U.S. Navy veterans
Additional Information Concerning Mesothelioma:
The onset of mesothelioma is usually very slow, and the most commonly noted mesothelioma symptoms are chest pain and pain in the lower back. Sometimes the pain is accompanied by difficulty breathing, coughing, weight loss and fever.
As the disease progresses rapidly it is very important that one seeks medical treatment as soon as possible.
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