Friday, April 1, 2016

Symptoms of Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma cancer or asbestos cancer is the kind of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. The asbestos exposure happens frequently to many construction workers who have the risk of working with asbestos materials in their building projects. There are a lot of asbestos cancer complications including organ failure and also worse lung cancer as well. To asbestos cancer from getting worse, early prevention must be done and it is including the usage of proper face mask and also the usage of proper uniform from construction workers. The early treatment for asbestos cancer must be done as soon as the symptoms are felt by the construction workers. Below are the symptoms of mesotheliomacancer or asbestos cancer.

Symptoms of Mesothelioma Cancer
Symptoms of Mesothelioma Cancer

1. Stage I Symptoms

If the patient of asbestos symptom is only get to stage I, the cancer or the tumor is still in small size and the cancer or the tumor is not dangerous. It is located in the outer layer of the pleura. The symptoms that will be felt by patient of asbestos cancer stage I is including fever. The fever can be very severe and thus doctor’s help is needed. Beside fever, the patient will also feel body aches especially in the location of the chest. The chest pain can be very sharp and severe as well and that is why further medication is needed. After the fever and also the chest pain, there will be symptoms of stage I asbestos cancer which is coughing. Like the other symptoms, the coughing can be very severe and your body fluids can be drained as well. That is why rehydration is needed in this stage of cancer.

2. Stage II Symptoms

In Stage II, the cancer or the tumor begin to spread from the original location to the lung tissues. In this stage of asbestos cancer, the symptoms are still similar to the stage I cancer including fever, chest pain, and also coughing. However, the symptoms are also expanded by the existence of respiratory distress and also difficulty of breathing. In this stage of cancer, patients will also feel weight loss and also fatigue and weakness.

3. Stage III Symptoms

In Stage III, the cancer and also the tumor is already affecting the lungs and other organs because it has spread to heart and diaphragm as well. In this stage of cancer, the symptoms are including chest pain and also chest tightness. The patient will feel that there is something heavy on the chest that cause difficulty of breathing and also breath shortness. Weight loss, fever, and also fatigue are also experienced by patients in this stage of cancer. In this stage of cancer, the level of danger is already high. So, if you already felt the symptom of anything in this stage, you need to contact your doctor as soon as possible.

4. Stage IV Symptoms

Stage IV is the worst stage of asbestos cancer. In this stage, the possibility of getting this cancer taking away the patient’s live is so high. That is why the symptoms of this stage of cancer is probably the worst. Beside of the symptoms from the previous stage such as fever, fatigue, chest pain, chest tightness, breath shortness, and weight loss, the patient will also feel night sweats, anemia, fluid buildup (located in the abdomen), and also difficulty of swallowing.

Asbestos cancer caused by asbestos exposure is a dangerous disease and it needs to be treated as soon as possible. That is why if you do not have the access to contact proper doctor, always use the service of asbestos cancer lawyer. Beside, keep an eye on the mesotheliomacancer symptoms, they are easy to notice and you can get the earliest medication as soon as possible.
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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma cancer is also called asbestos cancer. Why so? It is because the cancer is indeed mostly caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a kind of natural fibers often used as building materials. If asbestos is inhaled too much and pile up in the lungs, it can cause the cancer. The cancer is quite dangerous and life threatening. Unfortunately, asbestos today is still often used in many industries including construction industry, shipping industry, and many more. This is why a lot of people concern about the well-being and the overall health of the workers in the industry because they will be more vulnerable to get asbestos cancer. If you want to know more about this mesotheliomacancer or asbestos cancer, below is more information for you.

How Asbestos Causes the Cancer

Asbestos is the main reason why this cancer exists. Asbestos can cause the cancer because basically this material is a microscopic material. It has small particles that can inhaled really easily. When you accidentally inhaled asbestos, it will pile up in the lung and also in the outer tissue of the lung. The mesothelium will also get affected as well. Mesothelium is a very thin cell membrane in your body. It has the function of producing a kind of lubricating fluids on the organs’ surface. This kind of lubricant is the one allowing the lungs and also the rest of the organs to move freely, to expand, and also to contract without causing friction in the cavity of the body. Without the lubricants, the organs cannot work properly and this is where the cancer cells start to take over the organs. This is why asbestos cancer is very dangerous indeed.

Asbestos Cancer
Asbestos Cancer

How to Prevent Asbestos Cancer?

Considering construction workers are the most possible people to get this cancer, the number one prevention is by establishing safe working environment. If the construction of a building uses asbestos, the construction company must provide the proper equipments for the workers so that they do not inhale asbestos. Asbestos is indeed fire resistant and also durable. That is why they often used in many building constructions. Knowing that, the construction company must know that they need a sort of strong face masker and also special suit made out of strong fabric to prevent the asbestos exposure to the workers. However, the workers are not the only ones vulnerable to asbestos exposure, the people who are going to use the building are also vulnerable to asbestos. That is why to minimize the possibility of asbestos exposure, before the building is used, the construction company must make sure that the building is completely painted and the asbestos is sealed and covered. That way, the possibility of the people living in the building get asbestos is smaller.

Asbestos Cancer Complications

Asbestos cancer is still a cancer that can spread rapidly and eventually causes death. The complications that can happen from asbestos cancer when it is not treated well are including organs failures, lung cancer, and many more. Considering that asbestos cancer can indeed cause complications, it is suggestible that as soon as you find the symptoms of asbestos cancer happen to your body, you need to start contacting doctors as soon as possible. If you feel like suing your company for making you get asbestos exposure, you can do that as well because there are many asbestos lawyers now available across the country. They will help you sue your company if you are sure the asbestos exposure that happens to you is caused by the failure of the company to provide proper equipment to the workers during the building construction using asbestos. Mesothelioma cancer or asbestos cancer is basically dangerous and you need to stay away from it no matter what.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Types of Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma treatment seems to be the biggest opportunity for patients to survive and live longer. It comes in three major types, namely radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery. However patients would not do these three types of treatment. Doctors will give a particular treatment based on the diagnosis, stage and types of asbestos cancer patients are suffering from. But, on the other hand, the combination of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are allowed to do if cancer in a patient’s body has not yet broadened. The combination is named multimodal therapy. Cancer is a kind of disease growing so fast so if the deployment goes significantly, palliative treatments are the answers. They help to ease the pain, handle breathing problems, and other symptoms of cancer that could decrease the quality and time of your life.

  • Radiation Therapy
X-rays in high energy capacity are used by radiation therapy to kill cancer cells. A radiation oncologist is the professional who have deep knowledge about giving radiation therapy. Radiation therapy comes in several types but the familiar type is called external-beam radiation. This method uses a machine placed outside the body. Radiation therapy is a treatment that only given once. It needs time; meaning patients should have a schedule to follow in order to get several treatments in certain period of time. Surely radiation therapy gives side effects that patients and their family should notice and be aware. Tiredness, upset stomach, mild skin reactions, and loose bowel movements are the instances of side effects. Usually these occur when radiation therapy is done and finished.

Peritoneal mesothelioma
For those who are suffering peritoneal mesothelioma, they will experience radiation therapy that will focus on the treatment of the entire abdomen. Still, it gives serious side effects.
Pleural mesothelioma
When this asbestos cancer attacks the lung, surgery is done and it removes one of two lungs. To minimize the chance of cancer coming back and attacking the remaining lung, radiation therapy is done. It decreases the risk of mesothelioma. For instance, radiation therapy will be offered to use when extrapleural pneumonectomy (surgery) is already done. The therapy also helps to ease symptoms in a smaller area of patients.

Mesothelioma Treatment
Mesothelioma Treatment
  • Surgery
Surgery occurs during an operation and is done to eliminate tumor. Patients with mesothelioma will experience surgery based on the location and stage of this asbestos cancer.

Peritoneal mesothelioma
Peritonectomy is a kind of surgery given to patients. It has a purpose to eliminate the lining located around the abdominal organs. However, peritoneal mesothelioma is not easy to remove since it has spread all the way through the whole abdomen. So surgery is done not to remove all of the tumors but to make sure they can be overcome as small as possible. After surgery, chemotherapy is the next thing to do, and it straightforwardly is positioned into the abdomen.

Pleural Mesothelioma
Pleurectomy is a procedure done to eliminate the cancerous lining located around the lung. However, this procedure is not really able to remove tumors wholly and entirely. So the aggressive method is done called extrapleural pneumonectomy. It is aimed to eliminate the entire lung, the lining of the lung, a portion of lining located around the heart, and a portion of diaphragm. Extraplueral pneumonectomy is categorized as a complicated surgery so doctors will only do it after reviewing many factors, such as the stage of cancer and the overall health of patient. If tumor cannot be cured and removed completely, treatments like chemotherapy or radiation therapy is suggested.

  • Chemotherapy
Peritoneal mesothelioma
After experiencing surgery, patients with this kind of cancer would receive chemotherapy that is directly put into the abdomen. Doctors also use IV chemotherapy to this cancer. The popular treatment given to attack this cancer comes from the combination of pemetrexed with carboplatin or cisplatin.

Pleural mesothelioma
The combination of pemetrexed (Alimta) and carboplatin (Paraplatin) or cisplatin (Platinol) is known as the best treatment to fight against this cancer. The treatment is given every three weeks intravenously. However, patients will experience side effects such as fatigue, damage to kidneys, vomiting, decreased hearing, or anemia. That’s why doctors will give the vitamins B12 to patients in order to minimize the side effects. These should be noticed well by those who suffer from mesothelioma.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Types of Mesotheolima Disease and How to Diagnose It

Malignant Mesothelioma disease is a type of a cancer which cause after asbestos expose our body. There are lots of cases of Mesothelioma found on women than men and most of those patients already reach stage III or IV. Based on the research and experiments from experts, they all came to one decision that Mesothelioma cases were related with asbestos and respiratory illness. This decision came from a fact that lots of workers who had close interaction with asbestos were had problem with their respiratory and died. This disease considered as a rare cancer disease because the lungs where covered and it cause big problem to their respiratory system. Mesothelioma cells exist in our membrane and this membrane is covering the outside part of all organs in our body and experts use this fact to strengthen their theory about this Malignant Mesothelioma disease. To understand more about this disease, let’s continue our discussion.

Three Types of Mesothelioma

Though the common name used is Malignant Mesotheolioma disease, there are three types of Mesothelioma known nowadays. The first one is “Pleural Mesothelioma” which is a very rare cancer and this can be found on people who interact with asbestos in high level. The ferocity of this cancer causes a very bad effect on pleura or a pair of serious membranes lining the thorax which covering our lungs and chest wall. If you saw someone or one of your family members is having short breath and pain in his or her chest, you need to go the doctor and check on his/her condition. To treat the patient for this Pleural Mesotheolima disease, the doctor will suggest some therapies or surgery. The second type is “Peritonial Mesotheolima” or a form of cancer which attacks the lining of our abdomen and this disease cause by the ingestion of asbestos fibers. This rare and hostile cancer of the peritoneum is not a joke and can deliver a fatal blow to the patient since there are only few report and history on this Mesotheolima type. To find the cure and how to treat a patient, the doctor needs any information regarding the disease, symptoms and also a report from previous case. It is also impossible to treat Peritonial patient in a same way with Pleural patient because there are some differences in clinical and prognostic features between them. And the third or the last type is “Peridical Mesotheolima” or a type of cancer which attack the lining shield covering our heart. Based on the amount of the patient and case found, this is the rarest type of Malignant Mesotheolima disease. The first and the second type of Mesotheolima can be trace to asbestos interaction but this Peridical is confusing because lots of doctors are unable to find how those asbestos fibers come to people's heart.


How to diagnose Mesotheolima patient?

In a modern era, it is a little bit easier to diagnose Mesotheolima in patient's body because of CT-Scan or X-ray but in the past, the doctor needs to pay attention on the symptoms, the patient's working environment and also family history. Since there are lots of different diseases with similar symptoms, the doctor need to make sure the patient's condition by perform a CT scan or X-Ray to strengthen the diagnosis and conclusion on the patient's condition. The next way is to do a Biopsy or a surgery to remove some tissue and do an examination on it using a microscope. Since this cancer is dangerous especially for a woman, make sure that you brings your family members to a doctor if one of them is experience extreme weight loss, fatigue after doing something light and pain in their chest so they will receive the best treatment when they are expose on this Malignant Mesothelioma.
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Monday, March 28, 2016

The Occupational with Mesothelioma and Asbestos-related Diseases' Risks

Asbestos is dangerous substance that can compromise people’s health if they get the exposure for a long time. It can induce several deathly diseases like asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer in mesothelium membranes (the membranes which covering the internal organs). So dangerous asbestosis it can compromise the health of, not only people with long exposure jobs but also their family members in the home that are coming in touch with the contaminated clothes. That is why people should know which occupational with asbestos hazard and is shadowed with mesothelioma behind.

The four occupational that got the highest risk of asbestos-related diseases are the worker in ship building and maintenance, following by the worker in construction industry and insulation industry and the last is people that worked in navy and army especially in ship maintenance. The worker in insulation industry exposed by asbestos when they are spraying asbestos to the ship and buildings and when they are coming in touch with asbestos-containing materials for producing the insulator. One study said that in the insulation industry the number cases ofmesothelioma in the lagger (people in charge of insulating the ship, the building and industrial facilities) are twice than the lagger with asbestosis. The asbestos is the main material for insulator and insulator is the essential item for building and maintaining the ship. That is why the worker in ship building and maintenance, the insulation industry and the ship maintenance field in navy and army are standing out in the asbestos-related diseases’ cases.

The other occupational with the notable cases of asbestos-related diseases are the miner especially in coals mining, worker in asbestos cement industry, worker in metal products fabricating manufacture, worker in electronic equipment manufacture, worker in power plant, worker in industrial machinery manufacture, worker in chemical industry, worker in petroleum refining and related industries and the worker in train building and maintenance.

The occupational with the highest risks of mesothelioma are the worker in insulation industry, worker in the ship building and maintenance industry, worker in petroleum refining and related industry, worker in train building and maintenance, worker in the stone, glass and cement industries, people in the navy and in the army. People that are worked in public administration and food manufacture is found to be had the risk of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases though the rate is in lower number.

When people are working in the job field like above, they should be informed by the employer about the occupational hazard of asbestos. If the worker or their family member get the mesothelioma or asbestos-related diseases, they are entitled to get the compensation. They can get the lawyer who specialize in mesothelioma or asbestos-related diseases’ cases and sue the employer if he, in the beginning, didn’t inform the employee about asbestos or he doesn’t want to give the compensation to the worker.

For finding the best lawyer is not an easy thing to do. The worker with mesothelioma history need time, energy and patience for researching. The lawyer should know all about the asbestos laws, whether they are state laws or federal laws, have an extensive knowledge about mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases, know how to handle the clients or the family with emotional trauma and have an investigation skills to research the company’s previous records if there is lawsuit with the same case beforehand. The easiest way to research the lawyer is by searching in the internet and by asking testimonial from another clients. The professional lawyer will give free and no-obligation consultation before they are decided to take the case. And of course the lawyer should have dedication and effort for defending themesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases’ cases.
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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Finding the Best Mesothelioma Lawyer

When you or one of your family members has diagnosed Mesothelioma which is caused by asbestos you are able to get compensation from it. To get the compensation for the disease which is caused by asbestos firstly you need lawyer to help you getting the compensation. You may have been busy about the treatment and the entire tire thing you face because this disease but you cannot ignore the compensation since it will help your financial during the treatment. You need to hurry find the lawyer in order to help you get compensation since there is limited period of time for this compensation. Having lawyer with you will help you and it is easier than to fight the compensation by yourself. Even so, you need to find appropriate and best lawyer to be able to help you get the compensation. The lawyer you choose must be professional and has a lot of experience related to this kind of compensation issue.

Moreover you need to find lawyer whom you will be easy to talk about your problem and the other personal information regarding the case. It is very important since lawyer will need the information to help you get the compensation. What you have to do to find the best lawyer forMesothelioma issue? The following you may use to help you.

Observe and research

To find the best lawyer to help you, firstly do some observing and researching about lawyer and lawyer firm you can trust and has good rate at winning the compensation for this problem. You may find a lot of lawyer and lawyer firm that manage this problem so you must be very patience to get the best one of them. You need to find lawyer or lawyer firm that has good track of this kind of problem and qualified to do it. It will be hard to choose if you have long list of lawyer or lawyer firm, so you need to limit the list for example by choosing lawyer or lawyer firm in the area you live.

Get information

You need to get information which is necessary about the lawyer or lawyer firm you will choose including the legality of them. Visit the website or the office of the lawyer you will choose and talk about the problem you face and the experience of the same case as yours that the lawyer has experienced. Ask how it goes and what data of yours that the lawyer need. The probability of the win is also important to be known to make you sure to choose the lawyer. Don’t be shy to ask the payment system. Consider to choose lawyer with payment after the compensation you get. Besides that, you also may get information about the lawyer from the other client whom the lawyer handles. Ask their opinion and experience during the case process with the lawyer and the performance of the lawyer.

Having consultation

Having Consultation
Having Consultation

If you have decided the lawyer to help you gets compensation you need to have conversation with the lawyer regarding the problem you have about the compensation of the asbestos effect. The consultation is needed both by you and the lawyer. You need to consult to the lawyer in order to get clear explanation and what you must and mustn’t do. Whereas the lawyer needs information from you about your health condition, your late workplace, and the other information which is related to the case of yours. You need to hold intents conversation and you have to do it face to face. It is important to do, so the lawyer will be able to evaluate and understand the case of Mesothelioma compensation of yours.
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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Medical Treatment for Mesothelioma

When the symptoms of Mesothelioma appear you need to hurry and visit doctor. Doctor will diagnose the disease and make sure that it is the real this cancer. If you have already known that you have this cancer you must have some schedule with the doctor to treat the disease. Even there is no objective medicine to completely heal the disease but you may follow some treatment that is suggested by the doctor. At least you will feel better and fight against the cancer. Well, what are treatments to treat Mesothelioma? The common treatment which is offered is surgery, chemotherapy, radiation. It is important to be known so you are able to determine what kind of treatment you will take and think about risk of that treatment.


The first treatment is surgery. The patient must be in good condition to have surgery since there is still a long recovery which is needed by the patient. Besides that, surgery only can be chosen if the cancer hasn’t spread yet to the other organ of the body.

There are two kinds of surgery for this cancer; the first one is main surgery to remove the entire cancer/tumor cell from the lung which is called pleurectomy and decortications. And the second one is the most radical and extreme surgery where the surgeon will remove the lung instead named extrapleural pneumonectomy. The risk of surgery you will get is complications from the surgery, chance of death, need a lot of cost, and higher risk than the other treatment.

Surgery treatment will not stop after it has been done. The patients need to visit the doctor before and after the surgery. This treatment will combine with therapy to complete the treatment.



The next treatment is chemotherapy. This treatment will includes certain medicine on it and aimed to kill the entire cancer cell and make the tumor become small and finally disappear. The chemotherapy system will enter certain medicine into body through oral and infuse.

Chemotherapy is given to the patients who take and do not take surgery. As for the patients who take surgery, chemotherapy is given before and after surgery. The common medicine which is always used for chemotherapy treatment is cisplatin which is combined with pemetrexed to get maximal result.

The dose of medicine for chemotherapy will be different depends on the condition of your health. The dose of medicine of the chemotherapy will reduce gradually based on the condition of the patients and the cancer cell development of the patients.


Then the next treatment which is common to do and the doctor offer to the patients is radiation treatment. This radiation treatment is very effective to kill the cell of the cancer and remove the tumor. Usually the radiation treatment is given together with surgery and given before and after the surgery. Even so, it doesn’t mean that radiation is only can be used together with surgery because the patients is also able to choose only radiation treatment. It is the oldest treatment which still has effect to the disease. Moreover radiation is effective since it will remove the cancer cell and tumor prevalently.

Alternative Treatment

There is still alternative treatment you can try to treat the cancer. This may use a long with those three treatments you are running as long as you have consulted this before with the doctor who handle you. The alternative treatment such as acupuncture, meditation, massage, and many others may help the recovery faster and ease the effect of the treatment. Even so, you cannot take alternative treatment randomly and have to understand the alternative treatment before choosing it. You have to take the best treatment which will match your condition to help you treat Mesothelioma.
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