Sunday, February 28, 2010

Have you heard of Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a cancerous disease that grows in the outer linings of the lungs. It is very rare because this disease could only be acquired through asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a mineral that could be found in construction materials such as cement, roofing shingles, to commercial products such as hair dryer and automobile brake pads. If a person works in the production of these products and are exposed to asbestos, they are most likely to get Mesothelioma cancer. Mesothelioma is very difficult to diagnose because symptoms will not appear after 20 years or so. And most of its symptoms are similar to other diseases. These are a few signs and symptoms of Mesothelioma; chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, coughing, weight loss, yellowing of the skin, low blood sugar, etc.

Mesothelioma could be treated by surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Studies proved that 74.6% success rate in extending a patient's life through chemotherapy. Many people have died because of this rare and dangerous disease. Studies and research is still being done for the early detection of Mesothelioma to a person.

On the other hand, many books and research have been published about Mesothelioma, asbestos exposure and the likes. Paul Kraus wrote a book on how he survived Mesothelioma. Check out the book and see what he has to say. You can also read some testimonials from other Mesothelioma patients about this book. You can get a copy of the book for FREE

I am sure this book has tons of useful information, since it was written by someone who experienced and survived Mesothelioma. I think it is worth checking out!

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