Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Mesothelioma - A Brief Summary

Mesothelioma is cancer of the mesothelium, which is a membrane that covers most of the internal organs of the human body. The cancer is a disease caused by the genetic mutation of living cells which cause the cells to grow and divide without stopping or any control of cell division. In the case of mesothelioma, the exposure of people to asbestos particles in the air is the primary reason for developing the disease.
This exposure has especially been apparent to people who have had a job working with asbestos products. A history of asbestos exposure at work is related to at about 70 to 80 percent of cases of mesothelioma.

Asbestos is actually a name for a type of minerals that form naturally as bodies of strong and flexible fibers. These fibers can be separated into threads to be worked with or woven. Since the 1940's, millions of Americans had been exposed to asbestos before it was known to cause health problems. The fiber had been used in industrial products such as insulation, roof shingles, brake linings, cement, flooring products, and textiles.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Good treatment is the best reaction

To start this blog up, it might be appropriate to suggest that good treatment tactics might go a long way for the mesothelioma victim. Nowadays, many people are most concerned with making a legal recovery of compensation for asbestos cancer cases. This may be the initial impulse for those affected by mesothelioma, as well as their families and attorneys. But an even better reaction would be to concentrate on the treatment in order to facilitate a possible recovery. Cancer and even asbestos cancer can be overcome with the right initiative and proper treatment.