Mesothelioma or Asbestos Cancer Information

Mesothelioma  is  deadly Cancer  due to Asbestos Exposure for over 30 to 40 years

Mesothelioma was first detected in early 1900s. For a long period of 100 years proper link was not established between  asbestos mining areas and mesothelioma. This is a deadly disease that affects the lining of several organs in the body, most commonly the lungs.

mesothelioma
mesothelioma is a lung disease

Mesothelioma is the cause for lung cancer

Even though proper link is not established between  lung cancer and asbestos, asbestos workers were dying of lung cancer in the 1930s and 1940s. There was high growth rate of tobacco use and a high incidence of tuberculosis. Because these conflicting reasons for lung cancer deaths it is only autopsy that determines the reason for death. During this time period, it appears that the asbestos industry officials made little effort to establish the link between asbestos and mesothelioma, even though considerable evidence suggested this link.

Only way to prevent people from mesothelioma attack is avoiding working long years in asbestos prone factories  or companies. Researches are developing mesothelioma vaccine to help worker in asbestos prone areas to improve their immune system to fight the this cancer.

Very huge amounts are paid to mesothelioma patients as settlement claims . The disease is diagnosed by many methods like imaging scans, biopsies, blood tests and staging.  Treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Information on experts on mesothelioma. Few  famous hospitals  that deal with this deadly cancer are

Brigham & Women’s Hospital, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Pacific Meso Center, Mount Sinai Hospital . More information on symptoms, cause, cure and treatment, settlement cases, lawyers that deal with these case are explained at other pages of this website.

Useful Links

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  2. Practical Advice for Cancer Victims

Useful  Directories for Mesothelioma

  • Google Directory
  • Yahoo  Directory
  • AOL  Directory
  • DMOZ Open Directory Directory
  • Celebrities with mesothelioma