The purpose of this site is to provide helpful information to victims of mesothelioma, including information on hospitals, doctors, treatments and legal help.

Mesothelioma Cancer Victim

Mesothelioma cancer is a rare form of cancer found in the lining of the lungs, stomach or heart. Mesothelioma victims typically do not know they have the deathly illness until it too late to treat. This is because when the rare asbestos cancer attacks, it leaves a trail of symptoms that resemble those of common illnesses such as bronchitis or the stomach flu.

Mesothelioma Victims & Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma cancer is the only form of cancer that is directly related to the inhalation of asbestos fibers. Asbestos fibers, if separated, are extremely toxic. They are microscopic to the eye and can be easily inhaled. The tiny fibers can become embedded in the stomach, lungs or heart and overtime can accumulate and cause irritation.

After a length of time, the fibers can lead to the development of mesothelioma, sometimes taking up to 50 years to fully develop. Most mesothelioma cancer victims developed the cancer as a result of asbestos exposure in the workplace without knowing of the risk.

Asbestos was used in industrial, maritime, automotive and building products during and around WWII because of its durability and strength. Many retired industrial workers are just now developing the disease even though they may not have been exposed to asbestos in a long time.

Who is at risk of becoming a victim of mesothelioma cancer?

Although it has been proven that even the slightest amount of asbestos can be harmful, most cases of mesothelioma cancer have been seen in those who worked closely with asbestos cancer fibers on a daily basis.

Top states with the most cases of asbestos cancer are: California, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas.

Following is a list of at-risk occupations:

  • Pipe fitters
  • Shipyard workers
  • Steel mill workers
  • Railroad workers
  • Steamfitters
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers, maintenance workers
  • Drywallers, painters, plasterers
  • Firefighters
  • Demolition workers

Mesothelioma Cancer Victim?

The most important thing to do after being diagnosed is to ask your physician for a list of mesothelioma cancer specialists and treatment centers in your area. Mesothelioma treatment centers specialize in matching each individual victim with a specialist who can help design a treatment plan that suits their needs.

Legal help for Mesothelioma Victims

After finding a mesothelioma specialist, the next step is to find an attorney specializing in mesothelioma cases to help assess your situation to see if you qualify for compensation of medical bills associated with your illness. Contact mesothelioma treatment centers today to learn more about your legal rights.

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