Cancer has become one of the global disease lately. Increasing number of people suffering from cancer, a lot of people also want to know the various types of cancer that may threaten their health, one of which is mesothelioma.
As quoted from http://www.everydayhealth.com, mesothelioma is one of lung cancer is fairly rare, but the most dangerous and deadly that usually occurs in the membrane around the lungs, called the pleura. The main cause of the cancer cells that attack the lungs called the mesothelium is exposure to asbestos dust.
Asbestos can be shaped roof board, minerals, fiber and a wide range of processed products of asbestos can cause dust and inhaled along with the air. This usually occurs in industrial environments, construction sites, carpentry and building material stores. When asbestos fibers and dust inhaled into the lungs, then the dust will stop in the lungs.
If kept inhaling asbestos dust, the dust will gather and settle in the lungs. This is the cause of cancer and the risk increases if you are active smokers or have a family history of cancer.
Cancer would be particularly deadly because the average survival time for patients with mesothelioma cancer or malignant mesothelioma ranges from 4 to 18 months, and about 10 percent of patients live at least five years after diagnosis.
So if you’re one who worked in the asbestos industry, or having direct contact with asbestos quite often, so it’s good to check yourself before mesothelioma attack