Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer. It affects the protective membrane that lines the body’s internal organs. It affects mostly men, but recent reports indicate that there are cases of women having the disease. However, it usually has no symptoms.
Asbestos is the most common cause of mesothelioma. The asbestos is used for insulation and to make insulation sheets. If asbestos is released from a building that had a fire in the past, it can cause a person to develop mesothelioma. However, the asbestos may not cause the disease. Other reasons may cause the disease.
Diagnosis of the disease is done through a series of tests. These tests include imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, blood tests, and biopsies. Blood samples are taken and sent to be tested to help determine the type of mesothelioma that is present.
Mesothelioma does not grow over time, so it cannot be cured. There is no cure or therapy available to stop the growth of the disease. Treatment is to try to slow the rate of growth of the disease.
Mesothelioma surgery is the removal of the tumor through the surgical procedure. Surgery does not remove the cells that are causing the disease. Therefore, if there is growth of the mesothelioma cells in the lining of the body, surgery will not stop the growth of the cells.
There are certain precautions that a person should take when dealing with the toxic materials used in the process of making insulation. Those materials include asbestos. Any products made from asbestos should be properly disposed of by either burning or putting them into sealed bags. Cleaning up the asbestos can be done at home, but an EPA approved company should have experience in cleaning up asbestos.
If a person has contracted mesothelioma, it is a good idea to have a Mesothelioma lawsuit against the company that caused the exposure. The company should be responsible for all medical bills and compensation received for the person’s loss of quality of life. A good lawyer should be able to give advice on how to go about preparing a Mesothelioma lawsuit.
There is a high risk for a person who has worked with asbestos to develop mesothelioma, but luckily, there is no cure for the disease. A Mesothelioma lawsuit can help to provide compensation for the victim.