Adult mesothelioma

Most cases of mesothelioma in adult males. Cases of mesothelioma in women but it is possible to some extent is common, while the diagnosis of mesothelioma in childhood is very rare.
It is known that mesothelioma can occur at any age but the majority of cases are found in men aged 60 and over. Sex worker is not entirely clear and age at diagnosis is due to the long latency period of mesothelioma. In most cases, it can be up to sixty years between initial exposure to asbestos and the appearance of symptoms of mesothelioma, which led to the diagnosis of mesothelioma. In the case of pleural mesothelioma, symptoms can be also an indicator of many other diseases that range from something as innocuous as a chest colds emphysema or tuberculosis; Moreover, malignant tumor is not usually blocks like most tumors, but rather spreads The paper-like fashion. These factors make it difficult to diagnose.

And there is also another factor has to do with the size and intensity of exposure to asbestos. The greater the severity of exposure, the higher the chances of mesothelioma. This is one of the reasons that most of the victims are men in the sixties and older. However, there have been documented cases of mesothelioma include women. In one case, a woman was the first responder on September 11, 2001, when the World Trade Center collapsed and contracted mesothelioma fatal, and death after five years because of the high concentration of asbestos fibers in the day.

Exposure to toxic asbestos causes mesothelioma. This could help explain the percentage of disease between the sexes, and that men are more likely from a historical perspective to hold jobs in industries and facilities that were prevalent exposure to asbestos. Has proven exposure in the workplace to be a greater risk of mesothelioma, and allow for the contact asbestos most common in a lot of different areas.
The men were also more likely to serve in the Navy at that time was the use of asbestos at its peak. Although all branches of the military asbestos used for construction and insulation purposes, and that was to serve in the army of the United States that are particularly vulnerable to exposure to large amounts of used in shipbuilding. Women are more vulnerable to exposure to asbestos and have it by contacting indirect negative when couples arrive home and inhaling hazardous particles on clothing and hair.

Always going to be early diagnosis of mesothelioma is still important, as the diagnosis and there is a direct relationship to the disease to the stage where the cancer has progressed. Often the early symptoms of this disease mimic those of other diseases and are therefore difficult to diagnose. In addition, it may be early symptoms mesothelioma entirely absent. And encourage those who have a known exposure to asbestos to discuss symptoms with a doctor or other health professional.


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