Cancer has become one of the diseases in the world lately. Increase in the number of people suffering from cancer, a lot of people also want to know the different types of cancer that can endanger your health, one of which is mesothelioma.
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Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lung is quite rare, but the most dangerous and deadly that normally occurs in the membrane that surrounds the lungs, called the pleura. The main cause of cancer cells that attack the lungs, called mesothelium is exposure to asbestos dust.
Asbestos may be in the form of plank ceiling, minerals, fiber and a wide range of processed products of asbestos can produce dust inhaled along with air. This usually occurs in industrial, construction, carpentry and building materials stores. When asbestos fibers and dust inhaled into the lungs, then the powder will stop in the lungs.
If the inhalation of asbestos dust, the dust will meet and settle in the lungs. This is the cause of cancer and the risk increases if they are smokers or have a family history of cancer.
Cancer is particularly deadly because that the average time of survival for patients with mesothelioma or malignant mesothelioma cancer ranges from 4 to 18 months, and 10 percent of patients live at least five years after diagnosis.
The clinical symptoms occur in mesothelioma are:
nonpleuritic wall Dyspnea and chest pain is the most common symptom occurs in malignant mesothelioma, (60-90% of the patients experienced symptoms of chest pain or shortness of breath).
In patients with malignant mesothelioma, pleural effusion physical findings are usually known for percussion and auscultation.
In rare cases, malignant mesothelioma is manifested as Horner Syndrome, spinal cord compression, brachial plexopathy, or syndrome of vena cava superior. Death is usually caused by an infection or respiratory failure of the development of mesothelioma.
The main areas that often occurs in the pleura (87%), peritoneum (5.1%), and the pericardium (0.4%).
So if you are one who worked in the industry of asbestos, or having direct contact with asbestos quite frequently, so it is good to test yourself before you attack mesothelioma Yes.