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Types of the Deadly Mesothelioma

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Dangerous Products | 0 comments

Every year, about 2,000-3,000 individuals in the US are diagnosed with the deadly, chronic cancer mesothelioma. Mesothelioma affects the tissues or membrane lining of the lungs and abdominal organs, or the sacs the surround the heart and the testis. It has four known types, namely:

  • Pleural Mesothelioma – This is the most common type of mesothelioma and it develops along the pleura, which is the membrane lining of the lungs. Some of the symptoms of pleural mesothelioma include shortness of breath, fatigue, persistent chest pain, night sweats, difficulty in swallowing, and fever.
  • Peritoneal Mesothelioma – This cancer develops along the mesothelial lining of the abdomen. The symptoms associated with this deadly cancer include abdominal swelling, abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • Pericardial Mesothelioma – This type of mesothelioma affects the outer heart covering, called the pericardium. This is the rarest, yet the most dangerous among the four types due to its nearness to the heart. Its symptoms include are chest pain, breathing difficulty, irregular heartbeat, fatigue, coughing, fever and night sweats.
  • Testicular Mesothelioma – This develops along the testis or the lining of the male’s reproductive glands. Growth of testicular lumps and swelling of the scrotum and are the major signs of this cancer.

The only known cause of mesothelioma is asbestos, a fibrous mineral that releases sharp, tiny fibers which imbed themselves in an organ’s linings when inhaled. This deadly effect of asbestos, however, do not become manifest until about 40 years or more after exposure to the mineral. Thus, by the time it becomes detectable, mesothelioma would already have developed to a stage that no longer makes treatment possible, making it, therefore, an incurable disease.

According to the website of Williams Kherkher’s mesothelioma lawyers, the wide use of Asbestos occurred from 1930 to 1970, but most especially during the Second World War. During this time, 4.3 million workers, in shipyards alone, were exposed to thousands of tons of asbestos from the building of war ships and making of ship equipment, like steam turbines, steam engines, insulate piping and boilers. The US Navy itself had a great number of its enlisted personnel building ships and getting exposed to asbestos as well.

Today, asbestos is no longer just found in factories, mines, construction sites, shipyards, etc. Many offices and homes have furniture and so many other products that have, as component, elastic and heat-resistant asbestos. Roofing shingles, fireplace cement, bricks, automobile parts, lawn furniture, flooring materials and, some say even hair dryers and toasters, are just a few of these products.

About 45,000 Americans have already died due to mesothelioma since 1979. Some medical and government authorities say, though, that the number of mesothelioma cases is yet to reach its peak in 2016.

Many companies, which caused their workers to get exposed to asbestos, have already closed after declaring bankruptcy. This, however, should not discourage victims from seeking compensation as funds have been available, especially after these companies were required by law to set up Mesothelioma Compensation Trust Funds for the purpose of paying asbestos victims the compensation they may be legally entitled to.

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