Here’s How Exposure To Asbestos At Work, Home And School Can Give You Rare Cancer, Mesothelioma PLUS It’s VERY SLIM Survival Rates
Exposure To Asbestos Can Give You Rare Cancer, Find Out Mesothelioma Survival Rates
A lot of people deal with occupational hazards daily. Some jobs put your life at immediate risk like the FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE , the ARMY etc. However, there are those means of earning your livelihood that could lead to people dying of the rare cancer, Mesothelioma. Exposure to asbestos can lead to this frightening type of cancer which could develop decades after.
Mesothelioma as you already know by now, is a rare type of cancer. The cancerous cells develop in the mesothelium which is the protective sac that covers most of the body’s internal organs. This type of cancer has no cure but can be removed through surgery if detected early. Mesothelioma starts in the outer membrane of the lungs, pleura but not restricted there alone. It can also occur in the lining of the abdominal cavity, peritoneum. It becomes so dangerous because the heart or reproductive organs could be affected.
Tragically, mesothelioma is often diagnosed at its advanced stages when it’s probably too late for surgical removal.
We have a list of jobs that put you at high risk for Asbestos Exposure.
1. Construction Workers
2. Industrial Workers
3. Power Plant Workers
5. Shipyard Workers
6. Textile Mill Workers
There are a lot of miners in Nigeria and the profession poses the greatest risk for asbestos exposure. Actually, the danger cuts across the globe. It is very dangerous to the health and if not detected early, could be fatal.
If you are interested in knowing Mesothelioma Survival Rates, the next few lines should be relevant.
According to asbestos.com , an estimated “40 percent of mesothelioma patients survive at least one year.” It’s understood patients who were diagnosed during the early stage and undergo treatment, have a five-year survival rate.
On the presence of asbestos in home building materials, it generally does not pose a threat. It does when asbestos fibres are breathed in. However, if there is any broken or deteriorating material in a way that airborne asbestos fibres are produced, you become at risk.
Mind you, when the asbestos-containing material is being drilled or even cut with a power tool, the asbestos fibres are inhaled.
Amebo Book readers, check your house, school and workplace this very minute to know if you have been exposed to broken, deteriorating or disturbed asbestos. This expose could lead to the rare cancer, Mesothelioma.
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