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Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma, what is it and how can it impact our lives? Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is caused by asbestos. Asbestos is a material with very fine particles that enter the lungs and can not be expelled. Because these particles fan not be expelled they metastasize and eventually turn into cancer. As far as I know there is no treatment for this type of cancer. There is not too much to worry about anymore when it comes to asbestos because most of it has been done away with. The majority of it was used in naval war ships back during the wars. There was some of it used in houses as well because it was a great fire retardant. As with all cancers mesothelioma cancer is just as saddening because of the pain it causes to individuals and also their families.

Although, some doctors give some patients a time period in which their mesothelioma cancer will eventually take them. Some of those diagnoses are a bit inaccurate since people have lived well beyond the prognosis that they were…