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What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a fatal type of cancer. It is known to have a very long latency period – as long as 30 years, in some cases. As a result, when people become exposed to asbestos–the chemical that causes mesothelioma–it may be a few decades for the more severe symptoms to become evident.
Because mesothelioma usually gets detected after it has progressed far along, treating it is very costly. Whether treating mesothelioma requires radiation therapy or invasive surgery, the medical costs will be high. The emotional and personal costs of mesothelioma are high as well. An individual’s job may have to be discontinued; a family may be torn apart by the costs of treating mesothelioma; an innocent worker may lose his or her future. What Are Other Asbestos Injuries?
Asbestos is a known carcinogen and can cause other cancers besides mesothelioma, such as lung cancer. A person who was exposed to asbestos may experience symptoms such as a persistent cough, cough that gets worse over time or a cough expelling blood, trouble breathing or shortness of breath, constant chest pain, hoarse voice, tiredness, unexplained weight loss and frequent respiratory infections. With these symptoms, a doctor may order a variety of tests to determine whether there is any cancer present.