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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Mesothelioma facts

 

 

Mesothelioma facts:

-hough the use of asbestos in the United States was essentially halted in the late 1970s - with just a few exceptions - this toxic mineral has still had a real impact on the country during the last 30 years or so. Many people’s lives have been adversely affected by previous asbestos exposure and the mineral can still be found throughout the country, especially in old homes, factories, or commercial buildings. The continuing presence of asbestos means that it is likely that more individuals will be impacted by the mineral in the years to come.

-The outlook for patients with mesothelioma depends on how early the disease is detected and how aggressively it is treated.

 - When mesothelioma affects the chest, the doctor may look inside the chest cavity with a special instrument called a thoracoscope. 

- When mesothelioma affects the abdomen, the doctor may look inside the abdomen with a special tool called a peritoneoscope. 

 

 

 

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