Mesothelioma. More research is needed.

Mesothelioma. So what am I?

Mesothelioma is a disease that due to it’d nature, rarity and pain levels is very unpleasant. This disease is so rare that at the time of writing, only about 3,000 patients annually are diagnosed with this condition.

The condition does not arise immediately after contamination; you may not suffer any symptoms whatsoever for 20-40 or even in some cases, 50 years.

Mesothelioma comes from the inhalation of Asbestos fibres in the process of refurbishing homes or D.I.Y which were built before 1999. The use of asbestos in the building of new homes was banned in 1999 for very good reason.

Most homes were built with asbestos in the 1970s as a way of preventing homes from fire or to increase sound absorption and is perfectly safe until asbestos is broken up causing the fibres from the asbestos to become airborne. This is when the fibres are inhaled and cause problems in the:
*pleural cavity,
*Lungs,
*Abdominal cavity,
*pericardium (sac surrounding your heart),
*Tunics Vaginslis, (the sac surrounding a man’s testis).

Treatment of Mesothelioma

It can be very difficult to find the right Mesothelioma treatment because there is so little known about it. There are not enough people suffering with Mesothelioma to do the necessary clinical research to find appropriate Mesothelioma treatments that work. However there are Mesothelioma treatments that do work; these include radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and surgery.

It is very important to find a doctor who understands the condition and can help you; although this can be difficult as Mesothelioma is a challenging cancer to perform treatment on due to the lack of evidence-based science. One thing is known for sure there is no cure for this disease.

There are however a few questions you might like to ask your doctor when you see your doctor these include:
* At what stage is my Cancer,
* What is the aim of the Mesothelioma treatment,
* What Mesothelioma treatment choices do I have,
* How long will my Mesothelioma treatment be,
* Are there any clinical trials I can take part in,
* Are there any experimental treatments.

In some sad cases palliative care is the only Mesothelioma treatment available.

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