(PRWEB) September 25, 2013
The Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center says,"In a perfect world there would be monthly news articles about mesothelioma, and the various types of lung cancer associated to asbestos exposure. After working as an advocate for diagnosed victims of mesothelioma for nearly a decade, we can safely say most people have heard of the word mesothelioma but are relatively clueless as to what it actually is."
What is Mesothelioma?
According to the American Lung Society, "Mesothelioma is a very rare form of cancer. This cancer involves the cells that line the lungs, abdominal organs and heard; that lining is called the mesothelium. In the most common form of mesothelioma, malignant tumors grow on the sac that lines the chest cavity and protects the lungs—the pleura. This is known as pleural mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is uncommon. About 2,000-3,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the U.S. Approximately 70 to 80 percent of people who get mesothelioma have been heavily exposed to asbestos at work. Usually, the disease shows up 35 to 50 years after exposure, so most people with it are over the age of 65. Mostly men get the disease, but women can also get mesothelioma.
More About Asbestos Exposure And Mesothelioma or Lung Cancer:
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the EPA have determined that asbestos is a human carcinogen. According to the US Centers for Disease Control."It is known that breathing asbestos can increase the risk of cancer in people. There are two types of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos: lung cancer and mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer of the thin lining surrounding the lung (pleural membrane) or abdominal cavity (the peritoneum). Cancer from asbestos does not develop immediately, but shows up after a number of years. http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/tf.asp?id=29&tid=4
The Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center says, "High risk workplaces for asbestos exposure include US Navy ships, shipyards in California, Maine, Connecticut, Florida, Virginia, or Washington State, power plants, manufacturing factories in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, or Illinois, chemical plants in Louisiana, or New Jersey, oil refineries in California, Alaska, or Texas, smelters in West Virginia, Montana, or Idaho, aerospace manufacturing facilities in California, Washington, or Kansas, demolition construction sites, railroads, automotive manufacturing facilities, or auto brake shops, especially if the exposure took place between 1950 and 1990. With mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure, the cancer may not show up for decades after exposure."
As long as the victim of mesothelioma or their family members can prove the exposure to asbestos, we will do everything possible to help them get what might be significant financial compensation by making certain the diagnosed victim, or their family members have instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys." For more information please call the Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or visit http://LungCancerAsbestosVictimsCenter.Com
For more information about a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos called mesothelioma,or lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos please visit the US Centers For Disease Control's web site:http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm