Mesothelioma is a type of cancer very rarely met getting its name form the membrane that surrounds various organs of the body called mesothelium. This membrane has the role to protect the organs and due to a type of fluid produced it promotes the organs’ mobility.
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For instance, in lungs this liquid enables ease in motion of the lungs when they take in air. The cause of this condition that can be benign or cancerous is known to be the exposure to asbestos.
Asbestos is a mineral that is heat resistant and has been used for years in the construction of houses, buildings in that it was utilized for roofing, floor tiles, gaskets, and patching compounds. Everybody ho uses this material can be exposed to its inhalation and as a result the inhaled fiber can reach the linings of the lungs injuring the cell.
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This is how it is generated the pleural mesothelioma. More of its inhalation could lead to the absorption of these fibers inside the abdominal cavity this one being called peritoneal mesothelioma. Now that the causes are clear, let’s move further to the symptoms; mesothelioma symptoms are most of the times very common, therefore many of the patients just take the related pains as being something ordinary.
The most spread form of mesothelioma is pleural mesothelioma which symptoms can lead the patient in the wrong direction for around 3 months before the condition is discovered.
The case of pleural mesothelioma reveals this cancer as the affection of the pleura, the lungs protection membrane with symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath, constant coughing, pain in the chest or back side, recurrent fever and sweating in excess.
As to peritoneal mesothelioma, the affected organs can be bowel, spleen and liver with symptoms not that different from a bowel related sickness. The symptoms that manifest in the early days of cancer are blotted abdomen, recurring diarrhea or constipation, infection, fever, vomiting, even anemia.When you know to have been exposed to the asbestos material and present these symptoms try to prevent the disease from spreading and consult a doctor; the sooner the better.
Another way to prevent mesothelioma from occurring is to stay away from handling the mineral without the necessary precaution measures that won’t let you inhale or drink it with your water.
Cases of mesothelima are still discovered nowadays even if asbestos has been withdrawn from being used in the construction industry. This is how in USA only 2,000 new such cases are happening every year, and when they do patients suffering from this condition file lawsuits towards the employers who didn’t worn the workers of the risks involved while handling the deadly mineral.
Therefore the mesothelioma lawsuits end generally with large compensations paid to the patient and his family as well. But how much can anyone pay for destroying a life?