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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.
Mesothelioma Book - Review
"Lean on Me" Cancer through a caregiver's eyes Lorraine Kember
(2003) 130pp.ISBN 0 646 49969 6As Janet Craven, palliative
care nurse, and Andrew Dean, palliative care physician note
in their respective forwards to this book, Lean on Me is a
unique and intensely personal description of a writer's
responses to her husband Brian's diagnosis, treatments and
final death from mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma - an Asbestos Related Lung Cancer
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer located in the lining of
either the lungs, abdomen or the heart. These linings are
thin layers of tissue covering the organ.
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.
Does It Pay to Get a Mesothelioma Attorney?
Mesothelioma is a serious form of rare cancer. There is no known cure for mesothelioma cancer.
Like all other types of cancer, mesothelioma is incurable.
Although doctors and scientists have made a great deal of
progress for diagnosing and treating these malignancies,
there is still no current way to completely get rid of it.
Tragically the word mesothelioma is becoming more and more
well known, the mere mention of it striking fear into all
of us for we know that it is associated with death.
Asbestos is the reaper, mesothelioma its hand maiden.
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.
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.
Malignant mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer, is a disease
in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the sac
lining the chest (the pleura) or abdomen (the peritoneum).
Most people with malignant mesothelioma have worked on jobs
where they breathed asbestos.
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.
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.
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
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.
Mesothelioma Cancer and Asbestos
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer which occurs in thin
membranes (called the mesothelium) lining the chest, lungs,
abdomen and sometimes the heart. Although quite rare,
mesothelioma symptoms strike more than 200 people each year
in the United States.
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.
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.
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 - 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.