Many people do not even know what mesothelioma cancer is, let alone understand what causes it or how it is treated. If you consider yourself to be included in any of the following groups, you need to know more about mesothelioma cancer:
I am between the ages of 55 and 70
I am a former member of the U.S. Military, specifically the Navy
I worked in the following industries or was employed as one of the following: construction, demolition, firefighter, homebuilder, factory worker, oil refinery worker
My spouse worked in one of the industries above
I have lived/worked or do live/work in a residence that was built before 1980 and has not been renovated extensively
So, what is mesothelioma cancer, and why is it a senior health issue? Read on.
What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a fatal type of cancer. There are three (3) forms of mesothelioma:
Pleural mesothelioma, which occurs in the pleural lining of the lungs and is the most commonly diagnosed type of this cancer;
Pericardial mesothelioma, which manifests in the pericardial lining of the heart;
Peritoneal mesothelioma, found in the peritoneal lining of the abdomen.
Mesothelioma cancer is caused by one thing: previous exposure to asbestos. There is no cure for mesothelioma.
For more information about how mesothelioma affects seniors and those who love them, please visit www.maacenter.org.