Mesothelioma - An Introduction

What Is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure which occurs in the tissue covering the stomach and bowels (peritoneal tissue) or in the tissue covering the outside surface of the lung (pleural tissue).

What Is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a natural silicate mineral which made up of masses of small particles and highly resistant to fire, chemical and very durable. Asbestos fibers will be dangerous when you are breathed them in or swallowed them. They will be trapped in the outside of the bowel or to the outside surface of the lung. The trapped fibers will be add up and can cause a reaction that can lead to lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis. The latency of the disease is 20 to 50 years that is why it is hard to detect right away.

Mesothelioma Treatments

There area several treatments that are available to treat mesothelioma, they are:

  1. Radiation therapy : Use to shrink the cancer cells or tissues
  2. Surgery : removing cancerous tissue
  3. Chemotherapy : using naticancer drugs to stop the reproduction of cancer cells
  4. Photodynamic therapy

You Are Entitled To Compensation!

People who suffers from mesothelioma can file a lawsuit to get compensation from the manufacturers or company which use asbestos products when he is working for them and get exposed to asbestos in the workplace.

You can look for mesothelioma lawyer in the internet. You can get consultation and find a good lawyer to handle your case.

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