Mesothelioma is a malignant cancer that affects the lining membrane of the aggressive lung and stomach.
Malignant mesothelioma or malignant mesothelioma is the most serious of all asbestos-related disease. Although rare, cancer mesothelioma is no longer considered rare. The main causes and risk factors for mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos.
Making a diagnosis of mesothelioma correctly is very difficult for doctors because the disease often appear with symptoms that resemble the other common diseases. Haven't found a cure for mesothelioma cure, but treatments such as surgery and chemotherapy have helped improve the typical prognosis of mesothelioma.
Pleural mesothelioma (affect the protective lining of the Lung in the chest cavity) represent around three quarters of the entire incidence of mesothelioma. While peritoneal Mesothelioma that affects the abdominal cavity and pericardial mesothelioma that affects the heart cavity, representing the rest of the incidence of mesothelioma. Testicular mesothelioma is very rare and is usually seen with peritoneal metastases have from various.
There are three types of mesothelioma cells that have been identified. Between 50 and 70% of all types of epithelium derived from mesotelioma. While this prognosis is still considered less aggressive than sarcomatoid mesothelioma and mesothelioma bifasik, which covers the rest of the diagnosis of the type of the cell.
The cavity in the body that covers the chest, abdomen, and heart surrounded by a cell membrane known as the mesothelium. Mesothelial cells it helps in organ function. Mesothelium is crucial to a functioning organs that generally moves, such as expansion or contraction of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. Lubrication of mesothelial cells allows the free space of the movement in the body. Mesothelium of chest, abdomen, and heart cavity is called the pleura, peritoneum, and pericardium. Each grouping of mesothelial cells is crucial for the functioning of the structures of the body that they cover.
Malignancy (cancerous tumor) that occurs within the mesothelial membrane known as malignant mesothelioma, or simply called mesothelioma. Benign tumor of the mesothelium is also known to occur, however rarer than common malignant cancer generally.
While the first known mesothelium tumor occurs at the end of the 18th century, until the mid-20th century, this cancer is studied and examined in more detail. At that moment the suspicion the relationship with cancer-causing asbestos exposure becomes more verifiable. A corporate joint research through the Department of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Witswater and the Johannesburg General Hospital in South Africa gives the most compelling evidence of the relationship between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma development chest cavity.
The incidence of mesothelioma is still quite rare, with only 2,500-3000 diagnoses in the United States each year. A surge in diagnoses were reported between 1970 until 1984. It is associated with a high level of industry at the time of 40-60 the previous year. Asbestos exposure is common in almost all industries, but especially occur in a World War II military industry and includes a naval shipyard.
Although cancer is more common in men over the age of 60 (mostly caused by exposure to the industry within the industry dominated by male workers), mesothelioma in women and children has been portrayed could also occur. Causes of Mesothelioma for diagnosis in women and children is mainly associated with secondary asbestos exposure. Because it was often the case worker man brought asbestos into homes through the body or clothing them if proper cleaning of facilities not available at work.
Mesothelioma is diagnosed through a comprehensive combination between the biopsy and imaging of forms.
Mesothelioma can become malignant in nature that it's hard to diagnosed because symptoms and pathology of the disease is similar to other respiratory conditions. For this reason, fault diagnosis in patients of mesothelioma is very often the case. Symptoms of mesothelioma among others include chest pain, chronic cough, chest and stomach from the effusion, and the presence of blood in the lungs of fluid.
Diagnostic operations including a biopsy will usually be required to determine the type of malignant cells that are visible in the body. Usually Scanning Imaging of the body, such as a magnetic resonance image (MRI) or computer topography (CT scan) will be required to determine the extent and location of the disease.
Mesothelioma patients are generally referred to the expert doctors mesothelioma that is already well known in the United States. These oncologists specialising in behavioural pathology and disease and has been used to the full range of treatment options mesothelioma. Dr. David Sugarbaker of Brigham and women's Hospital, is a representative of Harvard University and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts which is the frontline in the treatment of mesothelioma through Mesothelioma International Program.
Because mesothelioma diagnosis usually requires more, then it is available a wide range of treatment options.
Mesothelioma is an aggressive disease course, but levels of violence could be managed. Although there is no cure for cancer, mesothelioma treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy available for many patients. While the combination of Cisplatin and Alimta ® is currently the only FDA approved chemotherapy regimen. Several clinical trials are currently in the process of using other drugs including Gemcitabine and Onconase, with many showing the results improved dramatically on certain cancer patients.
Radiation therapy is also used, but usually in conjunction with other treatment methods such as surgery and chemotherapy. Surgical resection of mesothelioma can be possible in the early stage diagnosis of the patient. Extrapleural pneumonectomy as aggressive surgery can prolong patient survival rate far exceeds the estimated period of time before. Palliative operation such as diagnostics and pleurocentesis and pleurodesis is also commonly performed on patients cancer malignant mesothelioma.
Alternative therapies have also been used effectively by many mesothelioma patients to assist in managing the symptoms of the disease and treatment. This treatment is done in particular but can be very valuable for many patients.
Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure.Mesothelioma is simply caused by exposure to asbestos, even though much of the documentation of cases have occurred in children or others who do not have a history of asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a mineral and microscopic happens naturally that settles on the lining of the lung pleural and peritoneal lining of the abdominal cavity.
In many cases, the people diagnosis with mesothelioma a known exposure to asbestos may be eligible for financial compensation from asbestos manufacturers for their disease. In some developed countries, those who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and asbestos exposure can fill out a short form and then get informed the latest mesothelioma treatments, clinical trials, doctors actively leading, as well as how to get compensation for asbestos-related health conditions such as mesothelioma.