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Malignant Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that affects the abdomen, lining of lungs, heart, and major organs of the body. Mesothelioma cancer is caused by exposure to asbestos through the ingestion or inhalation of toxic microscopic asbestos fibers.
Once Inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers get lodged in body tissue causing inflammation which leads to the development of Mesothelioma cancer. These microscopic asbestos fibers can lay dormant in your body for 10-50 years.
Asbestos manufacturing companies knew of the deadly effects of asbestos exposure as far back as 1924 when the first Mesothelioma case was recorded in medical journals.
In the early 1960s, asbestos manufacturers were made aware of the dangers of secondhand exposure. Although indirect, the families of workers could also be at risk of Mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma Symptoms Can Include:
Abdominal Pain & Swelling
Blood Clotting Chest
Pain Under Rib Cage
Chronic Cough (Can be Wet or Dry cough)
Fluid in the Lungs
Lumps of Tissue in the Abdomen
Painful When Coughing
Shortness of Breath
Unexplained Weight Loss
After consulting with a medical professional, Mesothelioma can be diagnosed based on your symptoms. It is vital to catch Mesothelioma at an early stage to have the best possible outcome with treatment.
Since Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer, it is essential to find a doctor who specializes in Mesothelioma cancer.
Mesothelioma is often misdiagnosed as bronchitis, pneumonia, and COPD in its early stages (1-2). If you have a history of asbestos exposure, you should see a doctor once a year to get tested.
Mesothelioma Diagnostic Methods
Blood Tests (Tumor Markers)
CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
Medical History and Physical Exam
MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Open Surgical Biopsy
PET Scan (Positron Emission Tomography)
Pulmonary Function Tests
Removing Fluid for testing
Test of Tissue Samples
Tests of Fluid Samples
Types of Mesothelioma
Pleural Mesothelioma [Lungs]
Peritoneal Mesothelioma [Abdomen]
Pericardial Mesothelioma [Heart]
Epithelial malignant Mesothelioma
Chrysotile Peritoneal Mesothelioma
There are about 3,500 Mesothelioma cancer cases diagnosed in the U. S. each year.
The leading cause of Mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos materials and products. Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly type of cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs, stomach (abdomen), and the heart sac. When a person breathes, inhales or ingests microscopic asbestos fibers they can stay dormant in the body for 10-50 years before manifesting cancer symptoms.
Who is Most Likely to Get Mesothelioma?
The average age of a person diagnosed with Mesothelioma is 69 years old. People most likely to get diagnosed with Mesothelioma have worked around asbestos did the laundry for a worker would have been exposed. About 3,500 people will be diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma each year in the U. S., and more than 15,000 Americans will be diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease (asbestos lung cancer, asbestosis).
1 in 3 of all diagnosed Mesothelioma cases in the U. S. is military veterans.
Mesothelioma Stage 1 – Mesothelioma tumors are found in the pleura area of the lung, pericardium (heart lining) or diaphragm.
Mesothelioma Stage 2 - Mesothelioma tumors are found in the lining of the lungs and may involve lymph nodes in the chest area.
Mesothelioma Stage 3 - Mesothelioma tumors have extended into the chest cavity, ribs, heart or into the abdominal lining.
Mesothelioma Stage 4 - Mesothelioma tumors have spread through the bloodstream into other parts of the body.
Mesothelioma Life Expectancy
The median life expectancy for Mesothelioma Cancer patients is 12 to 21 months.
There are documented Mesothelioma patients with longer survival times. Some patients have lived 5-10-15 years after being diagnosed with Mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma life expectancy also varies with cell type, tumor location, years of asbestos exposure and the type of treatments.
Mesothelioma Life Expectancy Based on Stages 1-4
Stage 1 — 21 months
Stage 2 — 19 months
Stage 3 — 16 months
Stage 4 — 12 months
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Contact a Mesothelioma lawyer today for a free, no obligation Mesothelioma case evaluation to find out if you have a viable claim.
Our Mesothelioma lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means NO MONEY OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES by the asbestos victims or their families. You will find the contingency fees to be among the lowest in the country.
Mesothelioma life expectancy also varies with cell type, tumor location, years of asbestos exposure and the variety of treatments.
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List of Duties - Army Asbestos Exposure
Assembling, Binding, Buffing, Changing, Chipping, Cleaning , Coating, Covering, Crushing, Cutting, Demonstrating, Designing, Developing, Digging, Dismantling, Drilling, Examining, Filling, Fitting, Fixing, Folding, Measuring, Mixing, Modifying, Mounting, Moving, Observing, Operating, Overhauling, Packaging, Grinding, Helping, Inserting, Inspecting, Instructing, Investigating, Laboring, Lining, Loading, Painting, Piling, Pouring, Prepping, Pressing, Processing, Pumping, Removing, Repairing, Replacing, Sealing, Servicing, Setting, Sorting, Spinning, Spraying, Stacking Stamping, Stripping, Supervising, Testing, Training, Trimming, Troubleshooting, Twisting, Unloading, Washing, Weighing, Welding, Winding, Wiring, Working, Wrapping
Asbestos manufacturers of products and materials have admitted fault and set up trust funds to compensate workers for their asbestos exposure. There are more than 30 billion dollars in asbestos trust funds for patients diagnosed with Mesothelioma cancer, asbestos lung cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases. If you know someone who has Mesothelioma, contact us to learn more about your legal rights for asbestos compensation.
Veterans diagnosed with Mesothelioma have legal rights and may be eligible to recover compensation from negligent asbestos companies and asbestos trust funds. Get a free consultation from an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer to know if you have a valid legal claim today.
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About 600,000 victims have filed claims for damage from their asbestos exposure.
Asbestos companies have paid claimants more than $18 billion since the late 1980s.
Each state has a strict statute of limitations to file your asbestos lawsuit.
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