Peritoneal Mesothelioma Help

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer caused by asbestos fibers that have been accidentally inhaled or ingested.  They are microscopic, passing unnoticed into the lungs or the stomach.  Usually the exposure to asbestos has occurred on the job; that was the case for millions of workers throughout the 20th century when asbestos products were widely … Read morePeritoneal Mesothelioma Help

Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma Help

There are three cellular classifications for mesothelioma: epithelioid, sarcomatoid, and biphasic.  By far the most common cellular base for mesothelioma is the epithelioid cell, which under normal circumstances is the cell that forms tissues and membranes.  Epithelial cells cover both the outer and inner surfaces of the skin.  They make up membranes such as the … Read moreSarcomatoid Mesothelioma Help

Mesothelioma Information Help

One of the real tragedies associated with America’s reign as an industrial powerhouse has been the exposure of millions of workers to asbestos.  The microscopic fibers released by deteriorating or damaged asbestos products resulted in an asbestos related disease for hundreds of thousands of people.  Asbestosis, mesothelioma, and asbestos lung cancer all are caused by … Read moreMesothelioma Information Help

Mesothelioma Lung Cancer

Mesothelioma is a notorious and lethal form of cancer whose only known cause is asbestos exposure.  During most of the twentieth century millions of workers were exposed to asbestos insulation, fireproofing, or one of thousands of industrial and commercial products that contained asbestos.  The resilient fibers that make up asbestos are thrown off of asbestos … Read moreMesothelioma Lung Cancer

Where Asbestos is Found?

Currently the most likely place to find asbestos is in buildings constructed more than thirty five years ago.  Hundreds of construction products were manufactured with asbestos as a component.  But perhaps the most unique feature of this carcinogenic mineral is the fact that any disease caused by a person’s exposure to asbestos may not develop … Read moreWhere Asbestos is Found?

Veterans and Asbestos Exposure

It has been clearly established that during World War II tens of thousands of veterans were exposed to asbestos in potentially harmful situations.  The highest profile example has been Navy veterans who developed mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases in disproportionate numbers after the war.  Mesothelioma has a very long latency period – forty years … Read moreVeterans and Asbestos Exposure