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Mesothelioma Cancer: Early Warning Signs and Causes
What is Mesothelioma? Chances are you may never have heard
of mesothelioma cancer unless you or a relative have the
disease. Still considered as a rare cancer, it has been
popularized by its linkage to asbestos.
Frequently Asked Questions About Mesothelioma
Many people have never heard of Mesothelioma and are
unaware of its symptoms. Although considered a rare form of
cancer, each year the number of cases grows.
Is Replacing the Lungs the Answer to Lung Cancer?
Late stage lung cancers are some of the hardest to treat,
but in the future scientists maybe able to grow human lungs
and simply remove and replace the damaged lung. So far it
appears that major steps have been made to make this
feasible for lung transplants.
L&S Announce Steps to Protect Against Asbestos & Mesothelioma
Lewis and Sholnick have announced the publication of some
simple precautionary steps can be taken to avoid high risk
situations in regards to asbestos and
mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused
by exposure to asbestos.
The Facts About Lung Cancer - Better To Be Aware
Keep yourself abreast of facts about lung cancer, as the
statistics of affliction are staggering and in most cases,
lung cancer can even be prevented. Cancer, the dreaded
disease, is a malady marked by the uncontrolled growth of
abnormal cells, which rapidly destroy healthy tissue.
Mesothelioma or Asbestos Cancer
Mesothelioma: What is it? Mesothelioma is a malignant
cancerous disease of the cells lining the patient's body
cavities such as chest, abdominal region or the area
surrounding the heart. It is thought to be associated with
exposure to asbestos, and this asbestos association has
been documented in 70-80% of all mesothelioma cases.
Knee Deep in Asbestos
When I was 17 old I started working at an asbestos mine in
the Yukon. I had the excitement of youth and looked on the
thing as a big adventure.
How to Tell if You Have Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure
Mesothelioma - Symptoms and Solutions: Symptoms of
Mesothelioma can be latent in the body for years. And even
when the symptoms do become evident, the symptoms are so
general that they can easily be misdiagnosed.
Beryllium The New Asbestos?
It was American workers on the world's first atomic bomb
who became the first industrial victims of beryllium, a
rare but especially light, stable and strong metal whose
toxic dust can kill those who breathe it. Now Seafarers
doing ship maintenance and have used Jasons De-rusting and
de-scaling guns (also known as J-gun or Jasons pistol)
raise concerns about exposure to beryllium.
Mesothelioma Information Help
Depending on the stage of the disease, the most common
treatments are surgical removal of the affected tissues,
chemotherapy, or radiation. There is some concern that
research into mesothelioma will be minimal, because it is
projected to be a short-lived disease in terms of new cases
after the next 30 years.
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the linings of the heart, chest
and abdominal cavity and is caused by exposure to asbestos,
either first hand from working in (usually industrial)
sites which used asbestos or second hand from coming into
contact with the clothes of a family member who worked on
one of these sites. It is a dangerous cancer because of its
long latency period, 20 to 50 years, and because its
initial symptoms are similar to normal colds or pneumonia.
Mesothelioma Cancer Diagnosed: Dealing With Emotions
People deal with and react to having cancer in different
ways. There really isn't a right or wrong way to behave or
feel regarding this disease and it is easily forgotten that
partners, family and friends will need support as well.
Mesothelioma - Cancer that Strikes 40 Years Later
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which malignant
(cancerous) cells are found in the mesothelium, a
protective sac that covers most of the body's internal
organs. Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on
jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles.
Screening for Mesothelioma
Doctor appointments are critical to make sure you're
staying in proper health. However, exposure to asbestos
presents an added urgency for routine appointments.
Mesothelioma in the UK
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that affects the external
lining of the lungs (pleura) and the lower digestive tract
(peritoneum). The disease has been linked to exposure with
Lung Cancer: The Bad and the Worse
In terms of deaths caused by various forms of cancer, lung
cancer ranks second only to breast cancer. The National
Cancer Institute recently reported that an estimated
172,570 new cases of lung cancer will be reported this year
and that 163,510 American will die from this disease.
Asbestos - The Silent Killer
Asbestos is the single biggest work place killer today.
People who have worked with the material are at serious
risk from developing lung cancer, asbestosis and
mesothelioma, fatal respiratory illnesses that debilitate
Symptoms of Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is an extremely nasty and permanent cancer
that infects the membrane surrounding most internal organs.
It is also a very subtle form of cancer providing only a
few noticeable symptoms until it becomes extremely
What Are The Risk Factors For Mesothelioma?
Working with asbestos is the major risk factor for
mesothelioma cancer. A history of asbestos exposure at work
is reported in about 70 percent to 80 percent of all cases.
Lung Cancer Discoveries
There is a new way to treat lung cancer with
four-dimensional protons. Sounds way out and kind of
science fiction like, but there is some validity to the
theory and on-going research.