Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that rarely occurs in the mesothelium. A thin layer of tissue that covers most of the internal organs of humans. At first, this disease affects the tissues surrounding the lungs, but in some other cases have been reported turned out to other body organs also are affected by this condition. One of the most daunting is a malignant cancer that is very aggressive.
Some ingredients trigger for this rare disease, one of which is exposure to asbestos. Meanwhile, asbestos has now been classified as a human carcinogen by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
From the research, exposure to asbestos is the main factor of transmission of the disease Mesothelioma. This exposure affects individuals differently. Several factors are involved, including the frequency, concentration and duration of exposure as well as the shape, size and chemical makeup of the fiber that determines your chances of contracting Mesothelioma.
For prevention, doctors have suggested that these people should get regular CT scan or chest X-rays. Moreover, to ascertain whether or not the effect of asbestos fibers, it is advisable to do a lung function test.
If the result is positive for mesothelioma, patients should get help by a professional doctor. And you are suffering from this disease have a strong enough reason to file a lawsuit. Lawsuit filed related to Mesothelioma can help offset the cost of treatment of your illness.
As mentioned exposure to asbestos particles is one of the main causes of mesothelioma cancer. This disease is also known as asbestos cancer. As a naturally occurring mineral with many useful commercial benefits. Asbestos is found in plumbing, insulation, building materials and many other products.
There are six types of asbestos: chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, anthophyllite and actinolite. Six types of minerals are divided into two classifications, namely serpentine and amphibole. Chrysotile is the only serpentine mineral classification. As known carcinogens are two classes of asbestos can cause mesothelioma.
Chrysotile asbestos is the mineral most commonly used in the United States and is known for his curly fibers that can easily be woven into the fabric. Applications chrysotile including drywall compound, plaster, tile flooring vinyil, roofing materials, ceiling acoustical, fireproofing (flame retardant), putty materials, brake pads and shoes, stage curtains, comforters and cast coating teeth.
Amosite and crocidolite asbestos minerals other is more commonly used, although their application is not as extensive as chrysotile. Products derived from minerals include asbestos insulation board, ceiling tiles and casings for water service.
In the last ten years, the search asbestos has been found in the powder and the main ingredient of crayons.
Some research points to get the fact that asbestos fibers have been inhaled more can cause physical irritation resulting in mesothelioma than cancer caused by a chemical reaction naturally. As a fiber that has been inhaled through the mouth and nose they are cleared from the body by way through the mucus in the nose, throat and airways when coughing or vomiting. Amphibole fibers (long and thin) can not be easily removed and therefore the carcinogenic substances left behind and embedded into the lining of the chest, lungs or stomach which causes scarring and inflammation that increases the risk of mesothelioma cancer. Symptoms of mesothelioma can be detected fastest ten years after exposure and can incubate for forty years.
Asbestosis (scarring of the lungs) or mesothelioma lung cancer can also be caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers. Even people who were exposed to asbestos can be seven times greater risk of developing lung cancer than others. Workers who are in a high level of asbestos exposure more likely to die from cancer asbestosis, lung or mesothelioma than die from other diseases. It is also believed that inhaling and swallowing asbestos could contribute to the formation of mesothelioma in the abdomen called peritoneal mesothelioma. This disease has also been found in other organs such as the pancreas, larynx and colon. But fewer in number compared with the incidence of lung cancer.
Chance of developing mesothelioma was comparable in direct proportion to the duration and amount of asbestos exposure experienced by a person. They were exposed to high levels of asbestos exposure at a young age for a long period of time have a greater risk than those diagnosed with mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos and the low level in the short term.
Another important point is that the latency period of mesothelioma is very long. Often 2 to 40 after exposure to asbestos to be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Genetic factors may also play a role which explains why not everyone exposed to asbestos develop asbestos-related diseases.