Sunday, January 17, 2010

What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer, most of the cause is by asbestos exposure. Malignant cells are develop in the mesothelium, mesothelium is the protective thin lining that covers almost all of the body’s internal organ. The most common site of the cancer cell propagation is the so called pleura, (the outer lining of the lungs) and the internal chest wall. It can also be in the pericardial sac or in tunica vaginalis.
Most people develop mesothelioma have a history of having jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles or dust. Smoking cannot be link to mesothelioma but smoking plus asbestos inhalations have an increase risk of having this illness. Mesothelioma lawyers has a important role in a mesothelioma  patient because they need to fight for the right of the patient to have the right compensation because the illness was get in the work or job of the patient.
There are symptoms that you should be aware of mostly those who worked in factory using asbestos, or construction of building and houses. Symptoms are:
Shortness of breath (because of the pleural effusion)
Chest pain (cause by the tumor pressing on the chestwall)
Weight loss
The diagnosis may suspect mesothelioma if you have this symptoms. There are some examination the can determine the presence of mesothelioma, using chest X-ray and CT scan but biopsy can confirmed it.

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