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Monday, September 1, 2008

Mesothelioma Survivor - Mesothelioma common questions

Mesothelioma Survivor - Mesothelioma common questions

What is mesothelioma?
The National Cancer Institute states that: "Malignant mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the sac lining the chest (the pleura), the lining of the abdominal cavity (peritoneum) or the lining around the heart (pericardium). "
Anatomy of lung mesothelioma lung

What is peritoneal mesothelioma?
Peritoneal mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the abdominal cavity. This form of cancer accounts for about one fifth to one third of the total number of diagnosed cases of mesothelioma. More information about the peritoneal mesothelioma.

How can I get mesothelioma?
Most people with malignant mesothelioma have worked in jobs where they breathed asbestos. Others have been exposed to asbestos in a home environment, often unconsciously. More information on the different ways people were exposed to asbestos.

How exposure it takes to get the disease?
An exhibition of only one or two months may lead to mesothelioma 30 or 40 years later. Causer mesothelioma.

How long does it take after exposure to this disease?
People exposed in the 1940, 50 years, 60, 70 and are now being diagnosed with mesothelioma because of the long latency period for asbestos diseases.

What is the prognosis for mesothelioma?
Like most cancers, the prognosis of the disease often depends on how early it is diagnosed and treated aggressively. Click on Treatment Options for more information on traditional and new approaches.
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Is there any investigation or there are promising drugs promising for mesothelioma?
The investigation is being conducted in various centres of cancer the USA and by pharmaceutical companies. To learn more about these studies, click on clinical trials. To read summaries of recent magazine articles on mesothelioma and research to access these articles, click on Articles Medical Journal, or mesothelioma News for newspaper articles. A recent study showed Alimta for patients living with Alitma much more than other chemotherapy drugs.

Where can I find information on living conditions in mesothelioma?
Help mesothelioma is a good site for the distribution of resources for families dealing with mesothelioma. Includes advice and referrals to other resources to cope with cancer, care, financial problems, and support groups. Alternatives, please contact us at mesothelioma site to help find resources to live with this disease.

What other resources are available for people with mesothelioma?
There are many sites of cancer, some are specific to mesothelioma. Because they are often difficult to locate, we have developed a list of some medical sites under largest cancer links. We are always looking over our site regularly. Mesothelioma Survivor

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