The Facts about Pleural Mesothelioma

<p>Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of mesothelioma by far and accounts for 75% of all mesothelioma cases.  Pleural mesothelioma affects the respiratory areas of the body such as the lungs.  More specifically, the cancer attacks the lining of the lungs and ribs called the pleura hence the name pleural mesothelioma. </p><p>The main cause of pleural mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos.  Only a couple of months of being exposed to the deadly dust and fibres of asbestos without

The Facts about Mesothelioma Cancer

What is Mesothelioma Cancer?Mesothelioma cancer is an extremely rare cancer form that is only found in the mesothelium. This form of malignancy generally affects those people who have been exposed to a situation where asbestos is present, typically those who have worked in buildings where it was used as a fire retardant..What happens when a person has Mesothelioma Cancer?This type of cancer directly affects the mesothelium and causes abnormal cells. These cells begin to divide rampantly. They invade and

Mesothelioma – The largest Man Made Epidemic

Mesothelioma – The largest Man Made Epidemic    By Lorraine KemberIt is documented that Australia had the highest per capita use of asbestos in the world from the 1950’s until the 1970’s.  As a tragic consequence, Australia now has the highest per capita incidence of mesothelioma in the world.  With more than 500 Australians contracting mesothelioma per year, it is estimated that up to 18,000 Australians will die from this asbestos related cancer by the year 2020.Despite the growing