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Friday, August 3, 2012

Mesothelioma Cancer - News and Information For Mesothelioma and Asbestos Cancer Victims

Mesothelioma Cancer - News and Information For Mesothelioma and Asbestos Cancer VictimsMesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which malignant (cancerous) cells are found in the mesothelium, a protective sac that covers most of the body's internal organs. Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles.

Mesothelioma (cancer of the mesothelium) is a disease in which cells of the mesothelium become abnormal and divide without control or order. They can invade and damage nearby tissues and organs. Cancer cells can also metastasize (spread) from their original site to other parts of the body. Most cases of mesothelioma begin in the pleura or peritoneum.

There are three primary types of malignant mesotheliomas:

Epithelioid. About 50% to 70% of mesotheliomas are of this type and have the best outlook for survival.

Sarcomatoid. Approximately 7% to 20% of cases are of this type.

Mixed/biphasic. From 20% to 35% of mesothelioma cases fall into this category.

Although reported incidence rates have increased in the past 20 years, mesothelioma is still a relatively rare cancer. About 2,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the United States each year. 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.

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  2. It is very informative blog post. Asbestos occurs very naturally at the construction workplace. People may not know that they are accidentally inhaling the dust of Asbestos which may cause cancer.