Mesothelioma – Cause Symptoms Diagnosis and Treatment

Posted on January 15, 2008. Filed under: Public Awareness, Scientific |

What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma DiagramThe National Cancer Institute states that: “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), the lining of the abdominal cavity (the peritoneum) or the lining around the heart (the pericardium).”

What is peritoneal mesothelioma?
Peritoneal mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the abdominal cavity. This form of cancer makes up approximately one-fifth to one-third of the total number of mesothelioma cases diagnosed.

Normal Lung AnatomyHow do you get Mesothelioma?
Most people with malignant mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they breathed asbestos. Others have been exposed to asbestos in a household environment, often without knowing it.

How much exposure does it take to get the disease? An exposure of as little as one or two months can result in mesothelioma 30 or 40 years later.

How long does it take after exposure for the disease to show up? People exposed in the 1940s, 50s, 60s, and 70s are now being diagnosed with mesothelioma because of the long latency period of asbestos disease.


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Mysteries of Asia

Posted on June 23, 2007. Filed under: Documentaries, Educational, Scientific, TV Shows, Videos |

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Part 1: Jewels in the Jungle
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Part 1: Jewels in the Jungle

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Nature’s Scariest Secret – Cordyceps Fungus

Posted on June 18, 2007. Filed under: Scientific, Videos |

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