Tuesday, February 3, 2009

What is Mesothelioma?

When a person is exposed to asbestos, he/she will be of high risk of Mesothelioma, a form of cancer that is developed in the mesothelium, a protective lining that covers most of the body's internal organs. Its most common site are the lining of the lungs, lining of the abdomen, and the sac that protects the heart. Those who have mesothelioma probably inhaled asbestos particles or fiber. Even washing the clothes of someone who's been exposed to asbestos may put you in high risk of this disease. Symptoms of the disease includes, shortness of breath, chest pain, and weight lose. Good thing there are organizations that provides awareness and information about mesothelioma, willing to give help to patients and their family as well.