(PRWEB) July 21, 2014
This week the Mesothelioma Victims Center has found helpful information from the National Institute for Health on what mesothelioma looks like. To better help serve workers who suspect possible mesothelioma, the Center has put together a helpful new set of signs to look for if a individual had heavy exposure to asbestos in the workplace, or while serving in the US Navy.
What is mesothelioma, and what are the symptom for this rare form of cancer?
According to the National Institute For Health, "The tissue that lines your lungs, stomach, heart, and other organs is called mesothelium. Mesothelioma is a tumor of that tissue. It usually starts in the lungs, but can also start in the abdomen. It can be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer.) Malignant mesothelioma is a rare but serious type of cancer. Most people who get it have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles. After being exposed to asbestos, it usually takes a long time for the disease to form. Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Your doctor must use imaging tests and a biopsy to make the diagnosis. Malignant mesothelioma is often found when it is advanced. This makes it harder to treat. Treatment may include surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html
The Mesothelioma Victims Center is on a mission to ensure all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma have instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys, because these extremely skilled legal specialists consistently get the best compensation results for their clients. The Center is also on a mission to make certain individuals who have mesothelioma are properly diagnosed.
If an individual had heavy exposure to asbestos in the workplace, typically decades ago, their primary care physician should be aware of the exposure and annual checkups should include a chest x-ray. For more information, individuals exposed to asbestos at work can call the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466.
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "There easily could be 500 to 1,000 individuals who die from mesothelioma each year without a proper diagnosis. As a result, there is no compensation for the victim or their family. We are talking about potentially hundreds of thousands, or millions of dollars.
"If you, or a loved one had heavy exposure to asbestos at a workplace in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s please be sure to tell your primary care physician about the exposure. If medical doctors suspect mesothelioma we are urging the individual's family members to call us immediately 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.
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, Iowa, 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 website: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm