Usually mesothelioma shows up 35 to 50 years after exposure, so most people with it are over the age of 65.
(PRWEB) August 04, 2014
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "Because mesothelioma is not a type of cancer that typically impacts younger adults, and because we are convinced hundreds of individuals die from mesothelioma each year without ever being properly diagnosed, we are urging individuals who had heavy exposure to asbestos in a workplace, or while serving in the US Navy to schedule annual chest x-ray to make certain they have no masses or benign tumors in the lungs. In most instances, when we hear from a diagnosed victim's family, the individual is already extremely sick. The earlier we can information about the a diagnosed victim the better the chances for much better compensation, and possible treatment options.”
For more information, diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, concerned family members, or individuals who had heavy exposure to asbestos in a workplace environment can call the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
According to the American Lung Association's website that is constantly being updated, "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 are also at risk for developing mesothelioma.”
For attribution purposes please refer to: http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/mesothelioma/understanding-mesothelioma.html
Very Important Note From The Mesothelioma Victims Center: If a medical doctor has told family members a loved one might have mesothelioma but no biopsy has been done to confirm this fact, please call the Mesothelioma Victims Center 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 2500, and 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is attributable to exposure to asbestos.
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.
High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include US Navy Veterans, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing, or industrial workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
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