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Despite the known fact that Wittenoom is responsible for
many deaths, there are some who are reluctant to ban
tourists from visiting the town. Undeniably, residents who
still reside there are feeling financial and emotional
strain due to the lack of tourist trade, however when I saw
an article in the West Australian Newspaper Wednesday 19th
May, titled "The Town that Won't Die", I was upset and
angered by the comments made by a resident of the town, who
stated that he had lived in Wittenoom since 1966 and that
to his knowledge, no one had died of mesothelioma during
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.
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
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.
The Asbestos Disaster - Who Is To Blame
The ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians were all aware of
the health dangers of asbestos. It seems strange that the
asbestos industry in many parts of the world chose to
ignore the risks.
Who is at Increased Risk For Developing Mesothelioma?
Since the late 1800's Asbestos has been mined and used
commercially. The use of Asbestos dramatically increased
during World War II and since the early 1940's millions of
Americans have been exposed to asbestos dust working within
industries where initially the risks were not known.
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.
Lung Cancer 101 What You Need to Know About
Accounting about for 14% of all cancers and 28% of all
cancer deaths, Lung Cancer is now the major cause of deaths
(of both men and women) in the United States apart from
being the most prevalent species of cancer. Lung Cancer is
different from benign cancer tumors (which do not
generally spread to other parts of the body affecting only
the part which is hit by it) as Lung Cancer (having the
ability to start anywhere in the respiratory systems or
lungs) CAN spread to different organs of the body.
How Is Mesothelioma Treated?
Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs
where they inhaled asbestos particles. However, they may
have been been exposed to asbestos dust and fiber in other
What You Need To Know About Lung Cancer
Cancer is a disease in which certain body cells don't
function right, divide very fast and produce too much
tissue that forms a tumor. A leading cause of cancer deaths
in both men and women is probably lung cancer.
Mesothelioma - The Largest Man Made Epidemic
It is documented that Australia had the highest per capita
use of asbestos in the world from the 1950's until the
1970's. As a tragic consequence, Australia now has the
highest per capita incidence of mesothelioma in the world.
Mesothelioma Attorneys and Asbestosis Treatment Data
Mesothelioma attorneys: It is very important to work with
specialized mesothelioma attorneys. They specialize in
personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits based on
exposure of asbestos and other related asbestos lawsuit
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.
Asbestos and Mesothelioma
Asbestos is a dangerous and potentially deadly substance
that was once widely used in a range of items, from ceiling
and wall tiles to insulation and auto brakes. In the past,
most people outside of the industry were totally unaware of
the dangers relating to asbestos.
According to the National Cancer Institute, mesothelioma is
a malignant cancer of the pleura, the peritoneum, and the
pericardium (the sacs lining the chest, abdominal cavity
and the heart). Malignant mesothelioma has been linked to
asbestos exposure, and those exposed to more asbestos or
for a longer duration are likely to have more intense cases
Coping With Cancer-A Family View
An often forgotten feature of dealing with cancer is what I
call 'after the event'. That is, when your loved one has
Your Mesothelioma Case
Your Mesothelioma case is important to you. You have been
robbed of years of your life because of someone's
Mesothelioma Cancer - What to Tell Children
The amount of information you should give them depends on
their age and how grown up they are. Being honest is one
thing but giving them all the information at once may be
Asbestos Killed My Husband
He was only a child when it begun -and he played as
children do- in his yard with his toy cars and tip trucks
But his sand was asbestos blue? In December 1999, my husband
and I were walking home from a game of lawn bowls when I
became aware of his shortness of breath. I was surprised
and concerned when he told me that he had experienced this
on several occasions.
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.