Mesothelioma Cancer

When I was hospitalized on 1993, I had a room mate who was a cancer patient. I saw her sufferings, her agony and pain. She used to borrow my mirror and was just staring on her reflection for hours. I didn’t know what was on her mind, all I know is she didn’t want to die because she has a family. Until now I can’t erase her picture from my mind.

Cancer poses to become a major health problem and new cases being detected each year. In the world, approximately 11 million new cancer cases are added each year. There is a form of cancer that is still unknown to others, the Mesothelioma cancer. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which malignant (cancerous) cells are found in the mesothelium, a protective sac that covers most of the body’s internal organs. The mesothelium has different names, depending on its location in the body. There are two main types of Mesothelioma – pleural which involves the sac that covers the pleural cavity around the lungs and peritoneal which involves the tissue that covers the abdominal area.

Who are likely to have Mesothelioma cancer? Most people who developed Mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles. Asbestos was in thousands of different products so many people were exposed at many times in their lives. Asbestos fibers are very tiny and may be inhaled if they become airborne. Once you inhaled asbestos fibers, they can remain trapped in your lungs and may also be distributed to your other body organs. The risk of asbestos-related disease increases with heavier exposure to asbestos and longer exposure time. However, some individuals with only brief exposures have developed Mesothelioma.

What sad is, not only the cancer patients suffer but also their families due to mental agony and heavy cost of treatments. The Mesothelioma prognosis and treatments depends on many factors, including: the stage of the cancer, where the cancer is, how far the cancer has spread, how the cancer cells look under the microscope and the patient’s age and desires.

However, there is always hope. There are Mesothelioma cancer patients who survived. One of them, Mr. Paul Kraus has written a book entitled “Surviving Mesothelioma and Other Cancers: A Patient’s Guide”. This book is about Mesothelioma asbestos and practical advice on what he did to beat the odds so that others can too. They are giving free copies for newly diagnosed Mesothelioma patients. It is for limited time so get your free copy today before it run out. Fight Mesothelioma cancer and be inspired by Mr. Kraus’ story.

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