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Preventing Mesothelioma Begins with a Ban on Asbestos

By March 10, 2021 No Comments

An interesting article by Tamron Little, Asbestos.com, highlights the dangers of Asbestos and its link to Mesothelioma cases.

What Is Mesothelioma?

According to Dr. Daniel Landau, an oncologist and hematologist at Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center, mesothelioma is a malignant cancer caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. Tumors can form in the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart. Unfortunately, the life expectancy for most mesothelioma patients is approximately 12 months after diagnosis.

Getting more clarity about what mesothelioma is gave me a sense of relief about thoughts that my body created this cancer out of nowhere. I contracted this cancer from something in particular – asbestos. My next thoughts were, “Well, what in the world is asbestos, and when was I around it?”

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