Friday, March 27, 2009

Mesothelioma Causes

Mesothelioma is pleural primary tumor, there is localized (mostly benign) and diffuse (all malignant) of the sub. One of diffuse malignant mesothelioma of the chest tumor one of the worst prognosis.

First symptom to chest pain, cough and shortness of breath was the most common. Also has to fever, sweating or joint pain mainly v. symptoms. More than half of the patients about the large number of pleural effusion with severe shortness of breath. No substantial pleural effusion were often more severe chest pain, weight loss common. Ordinary X-ray found that pleural effusion, and lung tumor tissue was wrapped and so on, with advanced cases of pericardial effusion may have caused the expansion of the heart shadow and soft tissue damage, such as video and ribs.

For mesothelioma patients, CT examination is most useful. Pleural cytology also help diagnosis. Mesothelioma treatment, is still no effective cure methods. Treatment methods, there is surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, such as is generally believed that the tumor is relatively limited period of sick I called the pleura make radical pneumonectomy. For Ⅱ, Ⅲ, Ⅳ phase patients, radical surgery has no meaning, only the implementation of palliative surgery. The majority of patients the incidence at 40-70 years old, more men than women.

Mesothelioma law firm consider the main cause of mesothelioma patients are exposed to asbestos. Around 70 - 80% of patients with the diagnosis of mesothelioma, there is exposure to asbestos at work history. However, there are some patients with mesothelioma, there is no record of contact with asbestos. Asbestos fibers could be substantial to be dispersed into the air and minerals. If tiny asbestos particles float in the air, especially in the manufacturing process, they will be inhaled and cause serious health problems.

Mesothelioma lawyer said that the asbestos manufacturers early in the seventies before possible exposure to asbestos know cause mesothelioma cancer risk, but they will this information as trade secrets with tighter control. About the first reports of exposure to asbestos are at the mid-60s. Mesothelioma lawyer said that until today, asbestos manufacturers still try to hide the fact that long dangerous asbestos. Mesothelioma required 20-40 years before symptoms show, it is usually at the age between 50-70 were diagnosed until the disease.

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