Asbestos exposure can be divided into direct and indirect exposure

Asbestos exposure can be divided into direct and indirect exposure


Although malignant pleural mesothelioma is rarely noted, it will impose a heavy burden After being diagnosed. Malignant mesothelioma is a cancer in the lung or pleural membrane. When the malignant pleural mesothelioma was diagnosed, Tumor cells grow rapidly.

Tumor compression diaphragm, The respiratory system is restricted.What causes malignant pleural mesothelioma? Asbestos exposure is the main factor cause mesothelioma, Asbestos exposure can be divided into direct and indirect exposure. Asbestos Workers long-term work in harsh environments with a large number of asbestos fibers. Directly exposed to asbestos will increase the risk of mesothelioma 80%. The asbestos fibers fall on clothes, then it is brought home. Family members may inhale these tiny fibers. Your family members have the same risk of mesothelioma. Malignant pleural mesothelioma has a long incubation period. The time is about 20-40 years when mesothelioma was diagnosed. United States each year about 3,000 new cases, in general, the global incidence of approximately 10,000 to 15,000 patients each year. In the US, the incidence of mesothelioma may have reached the peak, because the United States in the early 1970s issued a ban on asbestos.

Malignant pleural mesothelioma in patients with what typical symptoms?  When Almost all patients are diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma cancer have some symptoms - usually severe pain. Shortage of breath, weight loss and fatigue. Most mesothelioma patients were diagnosed very sudden. the tumor rapidly deteriorating. Pain is the most severe symptoms of mesothelioma. Because a lot of peripheral nerves in the chest, Because tumor growth, pain is very severe, severe pain can often make the patient to wake up from sleep. Difficulty breathing, It is one of most common symptoms of mesothelioma and directly leads to shortness of breath ("dyspnea"). When patients find themselves breathing difficulties, Patients need x-ray examination, Then make a CT scan to diagnose the precise than x-ray, typical performance is Capsule thickening of the lung. Thickness can be up to 20 times, can generally be diagnosed as mesothelioma. 75% of mesothelioma patients is diagnosed in advanced stages 3-4.


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