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Mesothelioma Benign and Malignant

As in previous articles, the causes of Mesothelioma and Asbestosis are closely linked to asbestos exposure. This article discusses the differences between benign and malignant mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer of mesothelial tissue especially associated with asbestos exposure. Mesothelial tissue…

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Asbestosis II

Asbestosis is one of the diseases that results from asbestos exposure. The first ever documented case of asbestosis was in 1924. Asbestosis is not a cancer but it can increase the chances of developing lung cancer or mesothelioma. Between 1968…

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Asbestos Exposure

There are four main types of asbestos exposure. These are: Primary exposure; Secondary exposure; Environmental exposure; and Natural occurring asbestos exposure All types of prolonged asbestos exposure are harmful to one’s health. Thus it is wise to have preventative measures…

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Types of Mesothelioma

There are four types of mesothelioma cancers associated with asbestos exposure. The types of mesothelioma names are based on the area(s) they affect. PLEURAL MESOTHELIOMA This cancer develops in the lining of the lungs called the pleura. It accounts for 75%…

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Women and Mesothelioma

Most women develop mesothelioma through three ways: Occupational exposure - through on-the-job exposure for women who worked with products that contain asbestos materials in them Secondary exposure (take home exposure) - asbestos fibers are taken home by those who work…

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Asbestosis

Asbestos is a mineral made up of thin tiny fibers. It is used in many products like flooring, paint, ceiling tiles, roofing, car brakes, plastics, adhesives and car clutch pads. Asbestos was made famous because of its fireproof and insulation…

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Secondary Exposure

Most legal and medical cases linked to asbestos exposure are on-the-job exposure. Whereby a worker is exposed to asbestos due to the form of employment he/she undertakes daily. Men were generally at higher risk of asbestos-related diseases as mostly men…

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Asbestos History

Asbestos exposure is the inhalation of asbestos fibers. Inhalation of the fibers is caused by asbestos deterioration, cutting, drilling or disturbing; the microfibers enter the air thus, inhalation is made possible. Asbestos History In the 1800s asbestos quickly became a…

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Asbestos Exposure and Smoking

Asbestos Exposure and Smoking Prolonged asbestos exposure through inhalation of asbestos fibers causes scarring to the lungs which can affect ones breathing and lead to serious health problems. Studies have shown that asbestos exposure increase ones risk of lung cancer,…

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Mesothelioma caregiver support

Mesothelioma develops almost out of nowhere, family and friends may find themselves thrown into the role of caregiver to a patient. This article is designed to provide Mesothelioma caregiver support and guidance. Firstly, caregivers need to research on Mesothelioma. Research…

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