What is mesothelioma Cancer?
Mesothelioma Cancer is a form of cancer that affects people who have been exposed to asbestos. Asbestos and mesothelioma are notoriously related. It is a rare form of cancer, and affects only those people who have had a history of exposure to asbestos, not others. However, there can be secondary cases, where a person may come into contact with someone who has been exposed to asbestos in the past. The key to mesothelioma, as is apparent here, is exposure to asbestos.
Mesothelioma is also defined as is an uncommon form of cancer, usually associated with previous exposure to asbestos. In this disease, malignant (cancerous) cells develop in the mesothelium, a protective lining that covers most of the body’s internal organs. Malignant mesothelioma cells proliferate at the affected area, and are usually very hard to remove totally.
There is a lot of discussion all over the world, both offline and over the Internet, about mesothelioma. In the USA, there are mesothelioma awareness groups in almost every city in the USA. Today mesothelioma research is a very massive subject. There is even a Mesothelioma Memorial Scholarship that is offered quarterly. This scholarship is given in remembrance and honor of those that have been touched by the disease. Billions of dollars have been spent in trying to fight this dreaded disease and then to find a cure.
Cause of Mesothelioma Cancer.
The primary cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Once the patient has inhaled asbestos dust/fibers, other factors like smoking can aggravate the condition over a period of time. There can be other causes of the disease too. For example, there have been cases diagnosed where the patient has had no history of asbestos exposure. People can get it from people who have had asbestos exposure.