51. Nationwide, between 43,000 and 230,000 people have died as a result of asbestos related cancer

52. People who smoke and have been exposed to asbestos are more likely to develop mesothelioma

53. There is no cure for mesothelioma and substantial treatment is often difficult to accomplish

54. Mesothelioma is most of the time mistaken for a common bout of asthma, pneumonia or bronchitis

55. People who live with others who work with asbestos are also at high risk for developing mesothelioma.

56. Most U.S citizens know nothing about mesothelioma cancer; even that it exists

57. Like most cancers, mesothelioma cells grow into malign tumors mostly in the respiratory tract

58. People most likely to have been exposed to asbestos include: construction workers, boilermakers, construction workers, demolition workers, electricians, plumbers, shipbuilders

59. Use of asbestos was banned in 1999

60. Mesothelioma patients lose appetite and tend to lose weight

61. An estimated 27 million people have been exposed to asbestos from 1940 to 1979 throughout the US alone

62. Approximately 1,000 tons of asbestos was released into the atmosphere as a result of the collapse of the World Trade Centre on September 11th, 2001

63. Until 2002, approximately 730,000 people had filed claims for asbestos-related injuries in the U.S

64. Over 8,400 companies have been identified in asbestos-related incidents in the U.S alone

65. It is estimated that over 110,000 schools in the United States still contain some form of asbestos

66. The first reported death caused by asbestos exposure was documented in medical journals in 1924.

67. Mesothelioma is 100% preventable taking into account that the exposure to asbestos never occurs

68. Organs prone to mesothelioma are lungs and surrounding tissue

69. The National Institute of Cancer along with a variety of other organizations and sponsors are conducting research into developing a cure for the condition

70. The mesothelium is a protective sac that covers most of our internal organs

71. Cancer of the mesothelium can be understood as morbid multiplication of cells of the mesothelium by their uncontrollable division and further invasion of nearby

72. Mesothelioma was discovered after WWII

73. Blue asbestos is more likely to cause Mesothelioma than white asbestos

74. Asbestos contamination decreases the immune response of your body

75. The highest incidences of Mesothelioma are in Britain, Australia and Belgium

76. Asbestos diseases are responsible for 30 deaths a day worldwide

77. 40 countries around the globe have outlawed the use of asbestos

78. The wives of workers in contact with asbestos came into indirect contact with the fibers washing the clothes and thus became ill as well

79. The onset of mesothelioma asbestos lung cancer is usually very slow, and the most commonly noted mesothelioma symptoms are chest pain and pain in the lower back

80. Recent developments point to testing the blood for high levels of osteopontin to determine the presence of mesothelioma cancer

81. Malignant mesothelioma chemotherapy treatment uses anti-cancer drugs to eliminate cancer cells. By combining surgery with either chemotherapy or radiation
therapy in treating malignant mesothelioma you can augment survival rates. This is called combination treatment


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