Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Exposure to asbestos is known to cause serious health conditions, including lung cancer, asbestosis and malignant mesothelioma. These conditions can be life-threatening as they are usually diagnosed in the advanced stages of development. Symptoms of these lethal condition may not appear until 20 - 50 years or longer after exposure to asbestos, thus when you are diagnosed it is already in the advance stage. Often, the disease is too advanced for surgery.

For people what is a malignant Mesothelioma? Malignant mesothelioma is an uncommon cancerous tumor of the lining of the lung and chest cavity (pleura) or lining of the abdomen (peritoneum) that is typically due to long-term asbestos exposure. There is no cure for mesothelioma. Untreated, the average malignant mesothelioma patient survives 9 months. It is a difficult cancer to treat.


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