- Diseases, Disorders & Conditions
Mesothelioma, rare type of cancer, Asbestos people in danger
Latest research says that exposure to asbestos i.e. airborne asbestos particels increases the risk of this rare to happen type of cancer.
Let me tell you some medical facts. A protective cover is found inside the human body that covers the internal organs in form of lining. The lining is called Mesothelium. Some example are outer lining of chest cavity and lungs, abdominal cavity and one that surround heart.
Inhaling asbestos particle in various way may cause the Mesothelioma like people working in and around asbestos industry or home renovation done with asbestos cement product. Mesothelioma occurs more often in men than in women and risk increases with age, but this disease can appear in either men or women at any age. Some thousand people are reported every year to get Mesothelioma.
Diagnosing mesothelioma is quite difficult. The symptoms are similar to those of a number of other conditions. Diagnosis begins with a review of the patient's medical history, including any history of asbestos exposure.
The treatment depends on the location of the cancer, the stage of the disease, and the patient's age and general health. Standard treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Sometimes, these treatments are combined.
Well it seems nature is always chaning like everything and so new desease and new cause and new cure keeps coming.