What is Mesothelioma?
Protect Your Rights, Your Future, and Your Family
Mesothelioma is a form of rare and serious cancer that is usually caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos particles are tiny, sharp fibers that are extremely harmful when swallowed or inhaled. These fibers remain in the lungs and abdomen, and work their way to the outer wall of the chest and into the mesothelium membrane. This membrane protects and fixes the organs of the body while allowing for flexibility and providing necessary lubrication. Asbestos can scar the mesothelium, causing tumors that generate pain throughout the body.
Symptoms of mesothelioma include:
- Shortness of breath
- Sudden, unexplained weight loss
- Chest pain
- Frequent headaches
How long does mesothelioma take to appear?
Mesothelioma can begin to show symptoms 20 to 60 years after asbestos exposure. It is usually diagnosed at a serious stage of the disease. There are differences between malignant and pleural mesothelioma. The cancer commonly caused by exposure to asbestos progresses in four stages, and there is no known cure. Unfortunately, three in four of all patients diagnosed with mesothelioma lose their lives within one year of discovering the disease. But medical treatment methods including radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery can prolong your survival.
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