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Mesothelioma Treatment And Claims

A rare type of cancer that affects the lungs is called mesothelioma, the reason behind this disease is exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a silicate mineral that is used in various industries such as the construction industry, the tire industry, and a few others. This disease is commonly found in workers who are related to the mentioned industries. Asbestos exposure is extremely fatal and this is so well known that there are many laws regarding diseases caused by its exposure. Over time, mesothelioma has become a multi-billion dollar industry as governments have devised laws and regulations for victims to claim compensation from their employers whose negligence caused this disease.

This disease is a silent killer, showing its symptoms after decades of exposure to the substance, rendering the victim so helpless that they only have less than a year to survive. Treatment for this lung cancer is expensive with low survival rates, so the victim once diagnosed with mesothelioma has less time to think and must act immediately.

As the name mesothelioma suggests, it derives its name from the word mesothelium, which is the membrane lining that protects vital internal organs such as the heart, lungs, liver, and stomach and holds them in place against the chest walls. This membrane is very important to the body and damage to this lining can lead to life-threatening diseases and is considered critical. In mesothelioma, this lining is damaged as a result of asbestos exposure, as it gets stuck in the lungs when inhaled with air, the air we breathe goes into our lungs and is filtered there, if asbestos is present in the air that we breathe inhale is stuck in the lungs and does not come out when exhaling. If there are large amounts of asbestos in the inhaled air, it will damage the lungs and then the mesothelium permanently, thus the victim will face mesothelioma.

This disease can only be stopped with medication but it cannot be completely cured. If it is diagnosed in its early stages, there are treatments that will delay the damage and increase life expectancy, but there is no permanent cure. Death from this disease is inevitable, it is only a matter of time. If someone is diagnosed early in the disease, it is suggested that they have surgical resections before the tumor spreads to other parts of the body, acting fast at this stage and getting surgical resections can slow down the spread of tumors and prolong the life of the victim to a few years.

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