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Today is Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Today is National Mesothelioma Awareness Day, a day created by Congress in 2010 to raise awareness about mesothelioma and the challenges individuals with mesothelioma face.

Some facts about mesothelioma:

  • Mesothelioma is cancer of the mesothelium, the thin lining on the lungs, abdomen, heart and other body organs.
  • Mesothelioma is usually caused by inhaling asbestos fibers.
  • Mesothelioma can be caused by long-term exposure and short-term exposure to asbestos.
  • It is not only difficult to detect, but difficult to diagnose and treat. Survival time once diagnosed is usually only 8-14 months.
  • The symptoms of mesothelioma can take decades, even fifty years, to appear.
  • While it is considered a rare cancer, 3,000 people die every year in the U.S. from mesothelioma. Many more die from asbestos-caused lung cancer.

Mesothelioma is a deadly disease worth fighting against. Today is a day to raise money for mesothelioma research, but it is also a day to recognize the victims of mesothelioma and their families.

While there have been great strides in mesothelioma research, we still have a long way to go to find a cure, or even a way to prolong the life of mesothelioma sufferers. What recourse do victims have? No amount of compensation can make up for the challenges that mesothelioma patients and their families suffer, but a lawsuit against those responsible for the asbestos exposure can bring financial relief during this difficult time.

Learn more by visiting our web pages on mesothelioma.

Source: MesotheliomaHelp.net, "National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26," Sept. 20, 2012.

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