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Being exposed to asbestos can have deadly consequences; the microscopic mineral is made of thin fibers and is easily transmitted through the air. Inhaling these fibers can cause the dangerous asbestos material to lodge in an individual’s lungs. Over time, this can cause serious asbestos-related diseases.

What Is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that attacks the membrane lining of the abdomen and lungs. It often results from exposure to asbestos and can take years to begin causing symptoms. Many patients develop mesothelioma after inhaling tiny fibers while working with asbestos for years or decades in the past. The fibers stay in the lungs and work their way into the pleura (lining of the lungs), where they eventually cause gene mutations that lead to cancerous growths.

While every form of it is highly aggressive, the malignant version of mesothelioma is the most serious. There is currently no cure for mesothelioma, but treatment options exist to relieve your symptoms. Unfortunately, the average survival rate for mesothelioma after diagnosis is less than 18 months, though some patients survive for years. This is partly due to the fact that doctors often cannot diagnose mesothelioma until it has been developing for years, and partly because it can appear similar to other diseases.

Treatment options can include chemotherapy and surgery. Surgery can help diagnose the condition, remove tumors or remove the affected membrane in the most aggressive cases. While these treatments cannot cure mesothelioma, they might extend the patient’s life or at least improve their quality of life.

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you likely have many questions. Receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis is overwhelming news and is typically related to asbestos exposures that occurred decades earlier.

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