Mesothelioma Victims Center Urges Individuals Who Had Heavy Exposure to Asbestos in the Workplace Decades Ago to Take the American Cancer Society's Test Advice Seriously

This week the Mesothelioma Victims Center is commenting on a recent American Cancer Society report that advises individuals who suspect they may have been exposed to asbestos to talk to their doctor about regular health checkups. The group says, “We want to highlight our services that connect diagnosed victims to experienced doctors that specialize in asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma with one call to 866-714-6466, and we want individuals to get annual checkups, if they had heavy exposure to asbestos at work, or while serving in the US Navy.” http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

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Diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, their family members, or individuals concerned about possible mesothelioma can call the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466

(PRWEB) June 13, 2014

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “This week we are sharing a report from the American Cancer Society because it gives potential mesothelima victims extremely important advice. The ACS recommends having your doctor test for mesothelioma if you had heavy exposure to asbestos at a workplace, or while serving our nation in the US Navy. The key to keeping on top of this rare type of cancer is to have regular x-rays and or CT scans done, again for those who had heavy exposure to asbestos."

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is certain hundreds, or thousands of US citizens die each year from a rare form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure, and they were never properly diagnosed with mesothelioma which resulted in the victim, or their family members, never receiving any compensation that could have been hundreds of thousands, or over a million dollars. The Center believes this happens because individuals who were exposed to asbestos decades ago at a workplace discount the possibility of mesothelioma happening to them. For more information individuals, or family members concerned about mesothelioma, can always call the Mesothelioma Victims Center at 866-714-6466.

According to the American Cancer Society, "If you have been exposed to asbestos, it is important to assess the amount of exposure. If you were exposed only very briefly, or only at very low levels, your risk of a resulting disease is probably low. However, if you were exposed at high levels or for long periods of time, you may be at increased risk of certain cancers such as mesothelioma. You can protect your health in several ways:

  • Talk to your doctor about whether you should get regular health checkups to look for signs of asbestos-related diseases. You may want to ask about seeing a doctor experienced with asbestos-related diseases. Some doctors recommend that people with heavy asbestos exposure get regular chest x-rays or CT scans and lung function tests. These tests can't detect asbestos fibers themselves, but they may be able to detect problems that could be caused by the fibers.
  • Tell your doctor if you start to have symptoms that might be related to asbestos exposure such as shortness of breath, a new or worsening cough, pain or tightness in the chest, trouble swallowing, or unintended weight loss.
  • See your doctor promptly for any respiratory illness that does not go away."

For attribution purposes please refer to the American Cancer Society's web site related to asbestos exposure: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/intheworkplace/asbestos

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is extremely committed to making certain all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family members, have instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys that consistently get the best compensation settlements for their clients. The group is also equally committed to making certain all diagnosed victims have instant access to the nation's top mesothelioma treatment centers. Diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, their family members, or individuals concerned about possible mesothelioma can call the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

Information About Mesothelioma For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families From The Mesothelioma Victims Center:

According to the US Center for Disease Control, the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Frequently victims of mesothelioma are initially misdiagnosed with pneumonia. This year between 2,500 and 3,000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is attributable to exposure to asbestos.

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include: US Navy Veterans, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include: Pennsylvania, Maine, New Jersey, West Virginia, Florida, Wyoming, and Washington. However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives diagnosed victims could be in any state including California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska.

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “Before you hire a mesothelioma attorney please call us at 866-714-6466, and compare the qualifications of who we consider to be the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys to any other lawyer, or law firm. When it comes to obtaining the best mesothelioma settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For more information about a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos called mesothelioma, please visit the US Centers For Disease Control's web site: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm


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