A recent study that comes from UK reveals they have about 2,600 diagnosed victims of mesothelioma each year, and we find this information to be startling because the United States reports about the same number
(PRWEB) October 22, 2014
The Mesothelioma Compensation Center has feared for many years that the true number of US citizens who die as a result of mesothelioma is greatly deflated. The CDC estimates about 2,500 US citizens die as a result of mesothelioma each year. This week the center is sharing a updated Cancer Research UK study that states the number of mesothelioma victims is about 2,600 per year in the United Kingdom.
The Compensation Center says, “If entire population of the UK is roughly one-fifth that of the United States, this means that more than 2,500 deaths occur each year from mesothelioma as reported by the CDC. We have the same trades here in the United States as in the UK, and this leads us to believe that many victims are not educated properly in how to tell if they have mesothelioma or not. This might mean that many are dying and going unreported as a death caused by mesothelioma.”
The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is suggesting individuals who had moderate to heavy exposure to asbestos at a US workplace in the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, or 1980's review the article from the Cancer Research UK's website that was updated in September of 2014.
How common is mesothelioma?
- Mesothelioma accounts for less than 1% of all cancers diagnosed in the UK.
In the UK in 2011, around 2,600 people were diagnosed with mesothelioma, that's around 7 every day.
- Mesothelioma is around five times more common in men than in women. In 2011 there were around 2,200 cases in men and around 400 in women.
- 46% of mesothelioma cases occur in people aged 75 and over, and 8% occur in those aged under 60.
- Mesothelioma incidence rates in Great Britain have increased almost five-fold since the late 1970s, though they have remained stable over the last decade in the UK.
- Around 2,400 people died from mesothelioma in the UK in 2012.
- More than 8 in 10 mesothelioma deaths in the UK occur in men.
- Mesothelioma death rates in Great Britain have increased more than eleven-fold in men and around eight-fold in women since the early 1970s.
- The number of mesothelioma deaths in Great Britain is expected to peak in 2017-2018 and decline rapidly thereafter. This is due to the changing patterns of exposure to asbestos, the main cause of mesothelioma.
Read more at: mesothelioma incidence statistics updated in August of 2014.
The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, "We are without equal when it comes to making certain a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma really does have instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys because we know there is a direct correlation between the skill of the attorney and the amount of compensation a diagnosed victim or their family members receive. If a medical doctor mentions mesothelioma as a possibility and/or if an individual who had heavy exposure to asbestos in the workplace has developed what appears to be pneumonia, please tell the primary care physicians about the individuals exposure to asbestos. Typically these individuals are now in their 60's, 70's, or 80's."
For more information about mesothelioma compensation, and or how vital it is to have a biopsy if mesothelioma is suspected please contact the Mesothelioma Compensation Center anytime at 866-714-6466. http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com
Information About Mesothelioma From The Mesothelioma Compensation Center For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families:
According to the US Centers for Disease Control the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Each year between 2500, and 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, "Based on our experience frequently mesothelioma is initially misdiagnosed as pneumonia.
High risk groups for exposure to asbestos include the US Navy Veterans, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing workers, power plant 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://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com
According to the CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Compensation Center receives a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma could live in any state including California, New York, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, or Idaho.
For a up to date map from the CDC showing the states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma please refer to their web site on this topic. http://www2.cdc.gov/drds/worldreportdata/figuretabledetailsarchive.asp?FigureTableID=139&GroupRefNumber=F07-02
The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, “If you call us at 866-714-6466, we will see to it that you have instant access to the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma attorneys, because we really do want to make certain you, or your families receive the best possible mesothelioma compensation settlement for this rare form of cancer. No other group in the US offers this service." http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com
For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health's web site related to this rare form of cancer: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html