Mesothelioma Explained


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Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer which occurs when asbestos are inhaled and absorbed into the bloodstream leading to a cancerous coating on the internal body organs of patients. There has been much controversy on the subject recently as many lawsuits are being filed on the behalf of patients with this disease.

Currently, the average settlement in Mesothelioma related lawsuits is over $1 million. Signs and symptoms of the disease include among other things, shortness of breath and rapid unexpected weight loss as in patients with Mesothelioma, nutrients in the blood stream cannot be always be absorbed resulting in malnutrition and weight loss. Other common symptoms include pain in the chest as well s in the abdominal region.

At this time, there is no treatment that will allow Mesothelioma patients to fully receiver from this disease; however, there is much attention on this subject and thus medicines and other treatment options are being developed to help cure the disease. Currently, the primary form of treatment is surgery, although success rates are very low. Mesothelioma is a disease gathering much news in recent months and look for new treatment options as well as law suits to be filed in the coming months and years.

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