Mesothemioma is often a misspelling of the word "mesothelioma." If you have received a mesothelioma diagnosis it can be very difficult news to hear. We understand, and we have worked with countless mesothelioma victims over the years. If you would like more information about the disease please fill out our form to the right and we will send you some.
Mesothelioma cancer is known to be a rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. It is also said to be an aggressive cancer and in many cases takes decades to develop after asbestos exposure has occurred. Exposure to asbestos most likely happened to workers while they were on the job. As they were using the fire-proofing material, cutting and installing it or in some cases removing it, tiny fibers would enter the air they breathed. The fibers would then become lodged in their chest or lungs. Sometimes, asbestos cancer victims were exposed second hand. These individuals were, in most cases, women who washed their husband’s clothes after they returned home from a day at work.
Mesothelioma can be an aggressive cancer and it is not unusual for it to take 30 or 40 years to develop. If the disease is caught early on in Stage 1, there are more treatment options available to help increase a patient’s life expectancy. If it is not caught until later on in Stages 3 or 4, options are more limited and the general prognosis is not as favorable. The unfortunate news is that to date, there is still no cure for this cancer. There are a great number of asbestos products that were used in many different ways beginning in the early 1900’s to around the middle of the 1970’s. It is an unfortunate fact that greedy corporations intentionally withheld information about the dangers of working with asbestos. As a result of that action, many innocent people were harmed.
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