Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Cases of Mesothelioma

It was a quiet week for me,, what kept me occupied aside from blogging is watching Foxtel documentaries... My hubby and I like to watch , we were watching the other night on Discovery channel about show called Taboo, about extra ordinary things that people do... We also watched a news about a Mesothelioma cases in Australia ...
Some info about the disease..
Australia has the highest per capita rate of mesothelioma cases. The worst, experts say, is yet to come, Most of the mesothelioma cases in Australia are of the malignant pleural mesothelioma type. Most of the detected cases have contracted the disease due to exposure to asbestos. When the asbestos fibers or asbestos dust is inhaled through the nose, it travels down the respiratory system. Then it settles down in the lungs. The lungs have a lining called as the mesothelium lining. When this lining comes in touch with the asbestos fibers, it starts behaving in a funny manner.
It starts dividing rapidly and it also starts having longer life spans. This causes tumors in the lungs and this condition is called pleural mesothelioma. This may be cancerous (malignant pleural mesothelioma) or non-cancerous (benign pleural mesothelioma). Australia has a very high number of malignant pleural mesothelioma cases. This is a very terrible condition and has no known cure. Since the symptoms of this disease like fever, cough, chest pain, etc. are often confused with other diseases like pneumonia; it is quite difficult to correctly diagnose this disease.
There is a high-risk group in Australia. The following people of Australia seem to be getting mesothelioma more as compared to the remaining population:

• Town Residents

• Builders and building laborers

• Workers of shipbuilding and dockyard

• Railway workers

• Asbestos factory workers

• Power station employees.
It is expected what the number of mesothelioma deaths in Australia will continue to skyrocket till the year 2020. After this, it is expected that the mesothelioma deaths will steadily decline before finally stopping. This is mainly because of the long latency period of mesothelioma. So, even after all types of asbestos are completely banned, the effects of asbestos exposure can be felt till some 20 to 30 years later. The one advantage of all the research is that the chances of survival have increased for mesothelioma patients. and knowing that there are still cases yet to be known, there are available
Mesothelioma lawyers  that that can be contacted ....

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