How to Test For Asbestos – A Known Cause Of Mesothelioma

Testing For Asbestos There are several ways to test for Asbestos a known cause of mesothelioma in your home. I will first explain the Different methods used to test, before I get into who to contact to have it done. There are particular tests that are more accurate to determine specifically the amount of asbestos […]

Asbestos Facts and Safety Tips

Why Was Asbestos Used? How to avoid it. From the time that asbestos was discovered in the first century, its properties amazed people. It had the ability to protect from heat, flames, noise and condensation. In fact, early Greeks used it for both lamp wicks and clothing. By the 1800s, asbestos was considered to be […]

Treatment Options for Mesothelioma

Treatment Options for Mesothelioma Once mesothelioma has been confirmed, it is staged to determine exactly what treatment options could be used. Another factor that will determine treatment options is your personal preferences. Given the relative rarity of mesothelioma, it is likely that it may not be included in your health insurance, and this may also […]

Malignant Mesothelioma – Types and Stages

Malignant Mesothelioma Based on the primary region in the body affected, there are 4 types of malignant mesothelioma’s Pericardial- affecting the pericardium in the heart Peritoneal- in the abdomen Pleural- in the chest, the most common. Mesotheliomas of the tunica vaginalis, a layer covering the testicles. Because not all malignant mesothelioma metastasizes, mesothelioma can be […]

Signs of Mesothelioma

The First Signs of Mesothelioma As a disease primarily affecting the respiratory system, mesothelioma is hard to figure out from a simple evaluation of signs and symptoms, because they are similar to symptoms caused by other respiratory diseases. The same is true even when mesothelioma has spread to other regions, such as the abdomen and […]

What is Mesothelioma

  What is Mesothelioma and Where Can I get it? The mesothelium is a monolayer membrane that covers internal organs and serous cavities; it forms the peritoneum in the abdominal cavity, the pleura in the thoracic cavity and the pericardium covering the heart. Mesothelial cells produce a lubricant that reduces friction between internal organs. Malignant […]