Tuesday, 17 April 2007


Here are a few images of mesothelioma and related content.
Centre image is of a lung with mesothelioma and the right image is a mesothelioma cell.


Welcome to my blog this will, hopefully, inform you about the interesting topic of mesothelioma, the symptoms, the treatment and mesothelioma lawyers.
Well for those of you wondering... "just what exactly is mesothelioma???" here is lungcancerfyi.com's definition of it. "A rare form of lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma affects the pleura of the lungs, often over a period of many years."

Mesothelioma pronounced [mess-o-thee-lee-o-ma] can occur in different places of the body, the most common being the pleura (the outer lining of the lungs and chest cavity), but also it can occur in the peritonium (the lining of the abdominal cavity), and the pericardium (a sac that surrounds the heart).

Signs/symptoms of mesethelioma may not come until long, long after the exposure to asbestos.
It can take as long as 20-50 years. Due to the different types, symptoms can vary but they include:
Cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, weight loss, fever, blood clotting abnormalities, anemia and swelling to name a but a few.

The diagnosis of mesothelioma can be difficult, as the symptoms are/can be similar similar to other diseases/infections.

You may find yourself asking "well how common is mesothelioma?" well although reported cases have increased in the last 20 years, it is still a relatively rare cancer.
Reported cases are around 1 in a million varying due to type of mesothelioma and location.

Treatment of mesothelioma using conventional therapies has not proved successful and patients have an average survival time of 6 - 12 months after presentation.

Other options include:
Surgery - 5 year survival rate of less than 10%
Radiation - can restrict tumor growth
There are several others.

Mesothelioma lawyers
Summary of mesothelioma lawyers follows this section on mesothelioma lawyers.
The following is an extract from the wikipedia article on mesothelioma, and mesothelioma lawyers.
The first lawsuits against asbestos manufacturers were in 1929. Since then, many lawsuits have been filed against asbestos manufacturers and employers, for neglecting to implement safety measures after the links between asbestos, asbestosis, and mesothelioma became known (some reports seem to place this as early as 1898). The liability resulting from the sheer number of lawsuits and people affected has reached billions of dollars. The amounts and method of allocating compensation have been the source of many court cases, and government attempts at resolution of existing and future cases.

In short mesothelioma lawyers filed report against asbestos manufacturers for neglecting to implement safety measures.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and i hope you enjoyed my post about mesothelioma.