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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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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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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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Asbestosis and Mesothelioma

Asbestosis and Mesothelioma Asbestosis is a lung disease caused from the inhalation of asbestos particles and is marked by severe fibrosis and is characterized by a scarring of lung tissue. Mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelial tissue and is…

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