Dallas, TX: Asbestos is present in every nook and corner. Even after being banned in a number of countries, since 1940, asbestos hazards, up to this day, cause serious and grave problems, leading to death.
Asbestos, therefore, leads to severe health issues. The two most deadly diseases that lead to mortality, are the lung cancer and the mesothelioma cancers.
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer, induced by asbestos exposure in lungs, abdomen and the heart regions. If a person inhales the minute asbestos fibers, the fibers might cling to the external lining of the internal organs, like lungs, abdomen or the heart.
This disease of mesothelioma cancer is very complicated. Once these fibers cling to the respective organs, the infection does not appear, as there are no signs of any change in the body or any appearance of symptoms, till the disease reaches an advance stage.
After crossing an unvoiced and a quiet period of 20 to 40 years, the indications and warning signs begin appearing. It is this time, that the patient comes to know about his illness. The disease then develops and builds up to such a high level, that healing or curing is not possible. The average survival rate of the mesothelioma patients is about six to twelve months at the maximum after being diagnosed.
Diagnosis, itself takes a much longer time, for the reason that the symptoms of mesothelioma are much similar to those of the respiratory diseases. It takes a longer time to confirm that the patient is facing the deadly disease of mesothelioma cancer.
Survival of the patient is based on different factors. The health of the patient, his stamina, duration of the exposure, size of the tumor, quantity of the fluid in the abdominal or chest cavity, whether the cancer is localized or spread, and such other allied factors
The traditional treatments approved are the surgical therapy, the radiation therapy and the chemotherapy. All these treatments administered are able to reduce the agonies and pains of the sufferer. The survival rate of the patient increases and the condition improves gradually.