Mesothelioma Basics

Mesothelioma, a cancer that results from malignant cells in the lining of the chest and abdominal cavities,1 can be difficult to diagnose. The symptom ... read more
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Myths and Misconceptions About Mesothelioma
Despite an increasing number of news reports, the American public remains unaware of the various causes, impact, dangers and treatments for mesothelioma. Although mesothelioma is considered a rare cancer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and ... Read more

Risk Factors for Mesothelioma Cancer
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the tissue (mesothelium) that lines your lungs, stomach, and other primary organs. Mesothelioma is rare. Doctors diagnose approximately 3,000 people each year in the United States. There are a number of cancer risk factors for mesothelioma. Highest risk of mesothelioma Exposure ... Read more

Stages of Mesothelioma Development
Mesothelioma staging After mesothelioma is diagnosed, the stage of the cancer is determined by various tests, including X-ray and other forms of imaging where the doctor can see the tumor and how it has spread inside the body.1 Mesothelioma staging is for pleural mesothelioma specifically, the most common ... Read more

Symptoms of Mesothelioma
Effects of mesothelioma injury Though mesothelioma usually starts in the lungs, the cancer can occur anywhere in the abdominal or chest cavity.1 The effects of mesothelioma depend on the location of the tumor and vary by patient, but the most common symptoms of mesothelioma injury mimic other, less serious, ... Read more

Worker Safety Measures that May Prevent Mesothelioma
If you are an employer seeking to prevent mesothelioma-related lawsuits or a worker seeking compensation, you aren’t alone. Mesothelioma is a cancer that usually results from asbestos exposure. Many of these exposures happen in the workplace. Asbestosis has become a well-known problem in recent years. ... Read more

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