Mesothelioma is a type of cancer in which death rate is more than 98% and area affected is the lining of the lungs and chest wall. It can also be called as Lung cancer.
High rates of disease occur in people who mine asbestos, produce products from asbestos, work with asbestos products, live with asbestos workers, or work in buildings containing asbestos and 40 years after exposure to asbestos.
Mesothelioma Signs and symptoms:
Signs and symptoms of mesothelioma may include shortness of breath due to fluid around the lung, a swollen abdomen, chest wall pain, cough, feeling tired, and weight loss.
Mesothelioma Risk Factors:
- Washing the clothing of someone who worked with asbestos also increases the risk.
- Other risk factors include genetics and infection with the simian virus.