Mesothelioma - What is it all about?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What is mesothelioma:                         

It is a form of carcinoma of the mesotheliom lining lungs or abdomen or heart; usually associated with exposure to asbestos dust. It is a rare cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers the majority of your internal organs and this mesothelioma cancer mainly occurs in the pleurq i.e., the membranes that covers the lungs.

             The pleura is a thin, transparent membrane that surrounds the lungs and lines the inside of the chest walls. Its main purposes are to protect and cushion the lungs from surrounding areas of the body and harmful substances that could damage its function. Like most protective coverings within the body, the pleura is made up of two layers and fluid that make up the space between the two parts. The two layers (one that is directly on the lungs and the other that covers the lungs) are often times pulled away from one another to allow for movement and non-friction between the lungs and the surrounding environment.


A mineral fiber that can pollute air or water and cause cancer or asbestosis when inhaled and also in other words asbestos is a health hazard and the dust created by brake systems should never by inhaled or digested.

The main substance that causes this cancer is asbestos dust. Please avoid these kinda dust in any extent.


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