Mesofylioma is a misspelling of the word "mesothelioma." A mesothelioma diagnosis is a devastating occurrence for individuals who were once exposed to asbestos. This aggressive cancer, which continues to surface even 30 years after most asbestos use was halted, is hard to treat and is accompanied by symptoms that make life quite difficult.
Caused when sharp fibers become embedded in the chest area, mesothelioma cancer most often affects those who worked with asbestos in the workplace, including those who manufactured asbestos products as well as those who toiled in a variety of other professions in chemical plants, oil refineries and aluminum plants where asbestos was regularly used.
Pericardial mesothelioma, pleural mesothelioma and peritoneal mesothelioma are the most common types of the disease. Because mesothelioma has a long latency period, those who are diagnosed are often 60 years of age and older, but lately, more instances of younger people developing the disease have occurred. Regardless of age, however, this cancer responds poorly to most mesothelioma treatment and generally has an unfavorable prognosis.
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