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Mesothelioma-
« on: August 08, 2012, 06:35:55 AM »
Mesothelioma is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer, occurs in the thin layer of tissue called Mesothelium that covers the most internal organs such as heart, lungs, abdomen.It is the most serious of all asbestos related diseases.There is no known cure for this,but treatments such as surgery,chemo,radiation may improve the life of the patient.

The most risk factor for this is exposure to asbestos:
Asbestos fibers first enters through the nose and mouth.The fibers accumulate in the lungs or migrate to the pleural lining causing inflammation, scarring and genetic changes within the cells.The cells grow and multiply out of control.The growth builds up and restricts breathing.

Types:
Pleural Mesothelioma : This is the most common type,affects the lung’s protective lining in the chest cavity.

Peritoneal mesothelioma : This affects the abdominal cavity.

Pericardial mesothelioma : This affects the tissue that surrounds the heart.

Mesothelioma of tunica vaginalis/Testicular mesothelioma : It is very rare, which affects tissue surrounding the testicles


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Re: Mesothelioma-
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 01:23:40 PM »
There is no known cure for this,but treatments such as surgery,chemo,radiation may improve the life of the patient.