A large majority of mesothelioma cases that are diagnosed annually are classified as pleural mesothelioma. Since it is a rare disease, many people are not familiar with pleural mesothelioma. Here are some frequently asked questions that might help you understand this deadly disease better.
A. Pleural mesothelioma is a type of cancer that affects the tissues that line the cavity around the lungs as well as the lungs themselves.
A. Pleural mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. It is caused in the same way that other types of mesothelioma are caused.
A. Anyone that is exposed to asbestos has an increased risk of developing mesothelioma cancer. The inhalation of asbestos particles causes a reaction in the lungs of people exposed to asbestos. This reaction causes the development of abnormal cells that develop into tumors, which increase and spread very rapidly.
A. Pleural mesothelioma is often extremely difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are very similar to those of other illnesses. However, people that have been in industries that used asbestos in the past, or have been exposed to asbestos should discuss this with their doctor so that the doctor can conduct appropriate tests to determine the illness. Doctors can only give a diagnosis based on these tests.
A. Asbestos is a deadly natural occurring fibrous material that was commonly used in the past for its heat and fire resistant properties. When asbestos is disturbed and released in to the air, and when these microscopic fibers are inhaled or digested, they can cause a number of health problems such as pleural mesothelioma cancer and lung cancer.
A. Once your physician has diagnosed you with pleural mesothelioma, and has determined the stage of the disease; he or she will administer the best course of action and mesothelioma treatment plan. At this point, you should contact a mesothelioma lawyer to help you determine if you are eligible for compensation.
If you or a loved one has developed pleural mesothelioma, please get all the help you can to ease the pain, and to cope with this deadly disease. Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit will help you pay for medical expenses and other losses. Contact an experienced mesothelioma attorney to take up your case.