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Where is Mesothelioma Most Common in the World?

Where is Mesothelioma Most Common in the World?

The leading cause of mesothelioma, asbestos, is not a disease only seen in the United States. Worldwide, the disease is known about but some countries are more proactive about preventing asbestos exposure than others. United States In the U.S., it’s estimated that there are around 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma each year and roughly 2,500 deaths caused by the disease. The average life...

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Does Asbestos Exposure Guarantee the Development of Mesothelioma?

Does Asbestos Exposure Guarantee the Development of Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma does not develop overnight. It usually happens after long-term exposure of breathing in asbestos particles. However, no amount of asbestos exposure is safe for anyone. What You Need to Know if You’ve Been Exposed to Asbestos Just because someone is exposed to asbestos one time does not guarantee that they will develop mesothelioma. In fact, short-term exposure rarely causes...

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What Are Common Complications of Mesothelioma?

What Are Common Complications of Mesothelioma?

A mesothelioma diagnosis can be intimidating with many unknowns — how the disease will progress and what potential complications an individual might face are not universal. However, those who have mesothelioma can usually expect respiratory complications. This is because as tumors grow on the lungs it can affect how the lung functions. This could lead to patient to experience the following:...

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