Learn more important information about mesothelioma, its causes, symptoms and its treatment. Where there is knowledge there is hope.
Types of Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma can occur in different parts of the body. Three types of mesothelioma are pleural (lungs), peritoneal (stomach), and pericardial (heart).
There are many factors that can cause you or a loved one to develop mesothelioma, the main factor being exposure to asbestos.
There are many decisions to make regarding your treatment, including what is best for you and your family, how feasible is it to travel, and what steps you are comfortable in taking.
The only prevention for mesothelioma and other asbestos cancers is to avoid or limit your exposure to asbestos.
Treatment is dependent on many factors, such as the stage, size of the tumor, and the victim's health.
Edward enjoys life. He recently took his wife to Hawaii for their anniversary, and he loves to visit with his children and grandchildren. But just three years ago, Edward was not feeling so fortunate. In November, 2005 he went to his doctor because he was having trouble breathing. Several tests later, Edward and his family learned the unfortunate news — he had two types of lung cancer related to asbestos exposure and asbestosis. Full Story