Monday, September 19, 2011

Asbestos: The major risk factor for Mesothelioma

I've been reading different articles on how we can abort to exposed in mesothelioma cancer or also known as malignant mesothelioma. It's a rare form of cancer that develops from the protective lining that covers many of the body's internal organs, the mesothelium. Based on the research, the main caused of having malignant mesothelioma is being exposed in any form of asbestos, a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals exploited commercially for their desirable physical properties.

Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos, or they have been exposed to amphibole asbestos dust and fiber in other ways.  It has also been suggested that washing the clothes of a family member who worked with asbestos can put a person at risk for developing mesothelioma. However, mesothelioma has been reported in some individuals without any known exposure to asbestos. In rare cases, mesothelioma has also been associated with irradiation, intra-pleural thorium dioxide, and inhalation of other fibrous silicates, such as erionite.

The symptoms of mesothelioma include shortness of breath due to pleural effusion (fluid between the lung and the chest wall) or chest wall pain, and general symptoms such as weight loss. The diagnosis may be suspected with chest X-ray and CT scan, and is confirmed with a biopsy (tissue sample) and microscopic examination.


  1. I am biologist. Thanks for the comment.

  2. @sofea- in one of the laboratory here in philippines.

  3. I really liked this article, really interesting.

  4. Hi guys,
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