Cancer sucks; it does not matter what type of cancer that you have, all cancers destroy some part of a person’s body and affect their life. Living with leukemia isn’t necessarily “fun”, but at least I know that it was a fluke; unlike mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops in the lining that covers many internal organs. This lining is known as the mesothelium. The most common site for malignant mesothelioma to develop is in the outer lining of the lungs, also known as the pleura. Unlike leukemia, mesothelioma occurs mostly in people that have been exposed to asbestos.
Asbestos exposure is the major cause for mesothelioma and most people that have been exposed were exposed in the workplace. This exposure to asbestos is still happening despite the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administrations, also known as OSHA’s regulations, as well as the U.S. EPA.
Symptoms of mesothelioma include chest wall pain, fluid surrounding the lungs, also known as pleural effusion, shortness of breath, fatigue and/or anemia, a wheezing cough or hoarseness, and blood in the sputum. If any of these symptoms persist for any extended length of time, and you knowingly have been exposed to asbestos, then you should probably see your doctor.
If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma, you will likely begin immediate treatment. You should also be certain to contact a mesothelioma lawyer. Mesothelioma lawyers are in the business to deal with asbestos related cancers and will help you to file a claim, in order to help you receive the quickest and best settlement available to you. You will need extended costly and frequent medical attention, which may potentially wipe out your savings. If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma, be certain to contact a mesothelioma law firm; on that deals exclusively with mesothelioma would be ideal.
Having cancer is never fun, but knowing that it might have been prevented is maddening. If you have mesothelioma, please look into a mesothelioma law firm as soon as possible. I know that if my leukemia had been caused by neglect on some one’s part, I would definitely make them pay for making me ill.