Mesothelioma and Radiation exposure

Mesothelioma and Radiation exposure


In recent decades it was assumed that the only cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. While asbestos is indeed responsible for most cases of mesothelioma cancer. But gradually there arises the possibility of several other risk factors for this disease.

Worldwide, a number of cases of mesothelioma with no causative link has been diagnosed with asbestos. As one of fact, a study of patients in 1980 (McDonald and McDonald) in the U.S. and Canada determined that the amount of between 25 percent to 33 percent of all cases not associated with asbestos exposure. The doctor who discovered initially at a loss to explain. However, with some in-depth research and study of some scientists and medical professionals can determine that some pleural mesothelioma patients have other similar factors are exposure to radiation.


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