Definition of mesothelioma
This is a very much rare cancer that attacks mesothelium cells. The mesothelium is the defending lining that defend its interior organs in the cardiac cavity, chest and abdominal.
Mesothelioma is caused by the exposure of asbestos
Asbestos is a naturally occurring element that becomes hazardous when it in fibers is broken unleashed in the air. When asbestos fibers are airborne, they are tiny at microscopic level and invisible to the human eye. So when he is attacked by these germs he is not aware what is going on with him.
What amount of asbestos exposure is safe for health
No level of or amount of asbestos is safe for a human being. No matter what is the ratio for you contact with asbestos it is still harmful element that will inflict a lot of worse signs on your body but that will be too much later at the final stages. Mesothelioma is a curable disease only if you had a minor contact with this hazardous toxin or you got to know about this in the early stages.
Was asbestos used in of products?
Yes, it was used in products but not in sum. It was used in thousands of products and the known amount is over 3000 consumer used products such as household products pr building materials. And to your surprise some of these products may be found in your homes so be aware of it!
Can asbestos still be found in products and building materials today?
Asbestos is still found in the products and building materials today. And if your home is quite unique like its built is in the 1970s or before that then you should do something because there is a great chance for this to be found at your home. And beside homes asbestos can be also found at the schools if there are built before 1970s. And this is an alarming situation. Check your houses and schools because life in precious and everything else comes after this
Is mesothelioma a worldly issue?
While asbestos use is only restricted to the United States so most the countries do not pay that much heed to this issue or about its use. But Mesothelioma will be a global problem if the use of asbestos is reduced to zero.
Is there any savior for mesothelioma?
The researches on mesothelioma are still going on and scientist are coming with extreme or state of the art technology to find out about the presence of mesothelioma in a human body. If any of your relative is scanned with mesothelioma immediately go to a specialist in this field and also search other mesothelioma survivors and get help for them.
Fact about Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a hard to diagnose disease at the initial stage. The disease effect thousands of people per annum in the world but hardly anyone knows what is he or she is going through. They don’t know how much on risk they will be but that too after twenty five to thirty five years.
3000 is the average number of people that are diagnosed with mesothelioma per year in the United States. And 2500 is the approximate number of mesothelioma death per annum in the United States. Since 1999 to 2010 the death toll is 31000 plus, for the people who have passed away with mesothelioma in their body. From 1999 to 2010, a huge amount of people who passed away each year in the United States from the cancer of mesothelioma have caused an increase of 10 percent.
Developments about Mesothelioma
A major portion of cases, average is 80% are related to the exposure of asbestos. Meanwhile other significant risk factors are radiation exposure and zeolites. A huge sum of people, estimated 20 million people, in the United States are the verge of being infected by mesothelioma at some level of their lives. The knowing gaps for a person to know what is he carrying with him after the first contact with asbestos and developing mesothelioma is varying from 20 years to 40 years and that’s when it’s too much late too know ,in the last un coverable stage.
The Victims of Mesothelioma
Mostly people in their old age get to know what are they effected with. The average age for male is 74, and for female is 71 with mesothelioma is their body. Digging deep with the case related mesothelioma we have
- 91 percent is ratio for people who have mesothelioma and they are 55 or older then that
Early stages of awareness is more important because at that time there are more chances for the disease to be cured but rare is the case when it get detected at an early stage.
Survival of Mesothelioma
People who are detected with mesothelioma have an average life of 12 to 21 months on average. And this roughly makes 2 years. But there is a rare chance, only 5 percent to 10%, who have lived up to at least five year or more then that after being detected with mesothelioma.
Cases of Mesothelioma
There are three types of mesothelioma levels that exist
- 50 percent to 60 percent are epithelioid
- 10 percent to 20 percent are fibrous (sarcomatoid)
- 30 percent to 40 percent are biphasic (mixed)
The most known type of mesothelioma is pleural mesothelioma (lungs), which have a 75 percent of chance is all mesothelioma cases. Majority of other cases consist of peritoneal mesothelioma (abdomen), while pericardial mesothelioma (heart) and mesothelioma of the tunica vinginilis (testicles) both of these have a low occurrence.
Around 1 in 10 tumors that develop in ht pleura surrounding the lungs are cancerous and form into malignant mesothelioma. While the rest is just beginning.
More facts about mesothelioma
It is celebrated on the 26th September of every year and this year it marked its 10th annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day. This day was started to promote awareness about the deadly yet rear disease. Unlike other diseases awareness this disease awareness is taking a long time to spread its message to the world.