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The only known cause of mesothelioma is from exposure to asbestos fibers that are inhaled through the mouth and nose and become embedded in the lining of the lungs.
Asbestos is almost as old as man; its usage and health hazards date as far back as the 1st century. Asbestos was widely used as a fire retardant in building materials until the early/mid 20th century and many laborers were subjected to exposure on the job.
In most cases, symptoms of mesothelioma will not appear until many years after the exposure has occurred. Also, symptoms are frequently ignored or dismissed by people who typically attribute them to common every day ailments. There is currently no cure for Mesothelioma. But, treatments are available based on the location of the cancer, the stage of the disease, and the patient's age and general health.
Few workers knew of the dangers of asbestos. However, the manufacturers were well aware of the hazards and continued to use it. Currently there are hundreds of class action law suits against the manufacturers of asbestos products and the companies that used them.
Mesothelioma Sacks Merlin Olsen
Mesothelioma is probably the only cancer where we know the exact cause. Currently there are hundreds of class action law suits against the manufacturers of asbestos products and the companies that used them.
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The work of the Foundation is funded by meso patients and their families who have invested generously in the search for a cure, as well as law firms, drug companies, and companies formerly involved with asbestos, all of whom have joined in the common mission of curing the disease.
The Mesothelioma Center online is dedicated to providing those who suffer from the cancer malignant mesothelioma--also known as asbestos cancer--or from asbestosis, or who know someone who does, with the most up to date information and support.
There are about 2,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the United States each year. Workers who have been exposed to asbestos on the job are at risk.
Learn about the latest treatments available for mesothelioma patients.
There are multiple forms of mesothelioma. The differences involve the location in which the tumor begins, known as its origin site, and the type of cells that the tumor invades, known as its histological subtype.
In his book Surviving Mesothelioma and Other Cancers: A Patient's Guide, Mr. Kraus offers practical advice on what he did to beat the odds so that others can too.
Cancer Research UK
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that most often starts in the covering of the lungs (pleural mesothelioma) but can also start in the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma). Here is information on symptoms and causes (including asbestos), tests and scans to diagnose mesothelioma, treatment including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and current research. Information on living with mesothelioma includes coping with your diagnosis, and managing when you have advanced disease.
Between 2,000 and 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma in the United States each year. Men are more likely to develop mesothelioma than are women.
Most people with malignant mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they breathed asbestos. Others have been exposed to asbestos in a household environment, often without knowing it.
Malignant mesothelioma is a rare but serious type of cancer. Most people who get it have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles. After being exposed to asbestos, it usually takes a long time for the disease to form.
Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked in jobs where they inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers, or were exposed to airborne asbestos dust and fibers in other ways. Washing clothes of a family member who worked with asbestos also creates a risk for developing mesothelioma.