Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mesothelioma Survival Rate

I think not many of us knew the mesothelioma as a disease. One of the reason maybe is it not one of the top causes of mortality in our country. But did you know that this is one of the most deadly kinds of cancer? As a backgrounder mesothelioma is a rare cancer that usually attacks the lungs and the stomach in some instances. Most patients who unfortunately acquire the disease are workers from an industrial plant or so that uses asbestos as part of the manufacturing process. But I’m not saying that only those who work on asbestos present plant gets disease, anyone can get the cancer for as long as you are exposed to asbestos in a long period of time.

The latency period of this cancer is long, thereby taking years for it to be detected on one’s body. Unfortunately, that kind of latency period affects the mesothelioma survival rate of a patient who has it already. Because of the fact that it cannot be detected immediately many die from it because the cancer has already damaged most of the vital organs.

That is why the government has implemented new laws about the usage of asbestos in industrial plants and even on household. Asbestos are now being banned in some areas in the United States just to prevent any further damage in the community. To know more about it you can search the internet about it.