Friday, May 7, 2010

Surviving Mesothelioma

Once again, I read a book about Mesothelioma. I just can't understand why some mining and construction companies doesn't even care or bother for the security and health care of their workers. They should be giving them enough protection against Mesothelioma Cancer.

Mesothelioma is a cancer involving lungs. You can get this disease if you are most of the time exposed to asbestos. Asbestos is being used in fireproof drywall, roofing, pipe insulation, automobile brake pads and shoes. Smoking combined with asbestos exposure may increase the risk of having Mesothelioma Cancer.

Here are some of the the symptoms of Mesothelioma disease that I read on the article: difficulty in breathing, chest and abdominal pain, difficulty in swallowing, cough , weight loss and anemia. If you were exposed to asbestos and you have those symptoms then you better visit your doctor to check if you have this disease. Mesothelioma develops after years of being exposed to asbestos and according to studies , there are many people today that were diagnosed with this disease that were exposed with asbestos years ago.

If you are exposed to asbestos at work, wearing safety protective gear will prevent this disease. And of course, monitoring your health on a regular basis is highly recommended to those people who are exposed to asbestos but not have developed any asbestos-related disease. If one of your family has this disease already try to comfort them and emotional support is the best thing that we can give them.

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