Most of us don’t know that mesothelioma is not a cancer and also not caused by smoking. Pleura are a wrap-type membrane, which lines the lung. These pleura secrete a lubricating fluid, which helps the lung to move inside the chest during breathing.
The asbestos fiber gets lodged in the pleura and irritates the mesothelial cells of pleura to proliferate extensively to form a cancerous growth called mesothelioma asbestos lung cancer. Mesothelioma asbestos lung cancer is commonly noticed in the individuals who are working in the asbestos industry for a prolonged period say at least 10 years.
Prevalence of Mesothelioma asbestos lung cancer
Mesothelioma is most prevalent among the following workers those who had significant exposure to asbestos and other dusts. They are brake mechanics, construction and sheet metal workers, plumbers, steam fitters, insulators, carpenters, plumbers, etc,
An individual suffering from mesothelioma showed labored breathing, fever, coughing, shortness of breath and chest pain as initial symptoms.. As most of the medical professionals are not experienced in this disease these symptoms can be mis-interpreted for other diseases. The confirmation of mesothelioma can be achieved by examining the pleural fluid or biopsy of the pleural membrane.
At present there is no treatment for mesothelioma asbestos lung cancer. The cancerous cells proliferate in the pleura and made it hard enough and also spread to adjacent organs. In advanced stages of mesothelioma asbestos cancer, eating, breathing and sleeping become more difficult and in future due course the presence of the disease made the individual not to perform his normal activities.
Diagnosis of mesothelioma lung cancer
The Australian researchers have developed a world-first non-invasive blood test for early recognition of mesothelioma. Bruce Robinson and his team have achieved this break through in the diagnosis of mesothelioma in University of Western Australia. At present, the diagnosis of mesothelioma is a long-term process that includes blood tests, CT scans, drainage, biopsy, laboratory analysis of pleural fluid and chest X-rays for differential diagnosis.
Treatment of mesothelioma asbestos lung cancer
Although there are numerous methods of treatment for mesothelioma asbestos lung cancer is available, none of these have a good success rate. The success rate of the treatment highly depends on the extent of affection and also the age of cancer.
It is always good enough to treat mesothelioma as early as possible and not to wait for treatment until it reaches an advanced stage. Surgeries could not be advocated once the mesothelioma asbestos lung cancer reaches advanced stages. It may lead to death of the patients.
Action should be taken immediately once symptoms of mesothelioma have been observed. Radical surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are the treatment options generally advocated to any type of mesothelioma. In chemotherapy, premetrexed plus cisplatin showed positive results rather than administrating cisplatin alone.
Once you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, immediately consult a lawyer who is specialized in litigation of mesothelioma. Provision of compensation depends upon various factors including loss of future income, loss of present income, laws prevailing in that particular area and the responsible parties for asbestos exposure.
Since the compensation ranges from thousands to millions, it is highly advisable to the individuals affected with asbestos exposure to document all relevant information and facts quickly.