Malignant Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects the thin cell wall lining of the body’s internal organs and structures. It is known only to be caused by asbestos exposure.
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What’s the problem?
Malignant mesothelioma affects the lining or membranes of certain large cavities in the body. These cavities, called the serous cavities, house certain major organs in the body including the heart, lungs, abdomen and others. The membranes that surround these cavities are called the serous membranes. They serve to protect these major organs from the friction and abrasion that occur as the organs move against each other during typical daily functioning, such as breathing and heart beating. The serous membranes derive from specialized cells called mesothelial cells. These cells form to create the mesothelium, which is the major tissue layer of the serous membranes. Cancer that occurs in the mesothelium tissue is called mesothelioma.
The most common cause of malignant mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. Workers in the steel, mining, plumbing, milling, insulation, and electric industries, among hundreds of others who handle or manufacture asbestos products, are at the highest risk of developing malignant mesothelioma.
While the risks of the disease increase depending on the frequency and intensity of asbestos exposure, there have been a number of malignant mesothelioma cases among people who have had only one or two months of exposure.
Symptoms of Malignant Mesothelioma
Some common mesothelioma symptoms of the malignant type include (but are not limited to):
- chest pains
- shortness of breath
- severe weight loss
Do I have a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
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