September 26th 2014 – Mesothelioma Awareness Day… Be a Voice For The Victims
Where to Obtain Information on Mesothelioma – the Asbestos Cancer
Join us in Raising Awareness for the sufferers of Mesothelioma www.mesothelioma.com
Asbestos cancer is more commonly known as mesothelioma. Mesothelioma, the type of cancer most commonly associated with asbestos exposure. This cancer malignancy occurs in the lungs, heart, and abdomen. As noted on the mesothelioma.com website, “A mesothelioma diagnosis is generally classified as one of the following three types: pleural mesothelioma which occurs in the lining of the lungs (known as the pleura); peritoneal mesothelioma which occurs in the lining of the abdominal cavity (known as the peritoneum); and pericardial mesothelioma which occurs in the lining of the heart (known as the pericardium).” Here’s a “Did You Know?” image (source unknown) that lists important facts: KEY FACT: NO AMOUNT of exposure to asbestos is safe!
KEY FACT: As of the post, there is no reliable cure for mesothelioma cancer.
The main focus for treating mesothelioma currently is providing treatment that reduces suffering and pain, and to prolong the patient’s life for as long as possible. Hopefully, the treatment will provide the person with the highest quality of life that is possible.
What can you do if you suspect you or a loved one may have been exposed to asbestos and fear they may be suffering from mesothelioma? Talk to your (or their) personal physician regarding your concerns; they may refer you to a comprehensive cancer center where doctors specializing in recognizing and treating mesothelioma.
There is also an information packet available from Mesothelioma.com that you may want to have sent to you or the person you are helping find answers for. There is a simple registration request form on the site, click here for one of the pages where you can request the packet of information.
Another valuable service that Mesothelioma.com provides is their “Treatment Alert Program” that you can sign up for to receive alerts with 24 hours of breaking news, announcements of breakthroughs and improvements in treatments. The alerts include the option to receive alerts on: Newest clinical trials; breaking treatment news, and information from top mesothelioma experts. Filling out your contact information for these alerts also completes the necessary information to have the informational packet sent to you.
Here are treatment options that are covered on the Mesothelioma.com website:
Conventional Treatments – these include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
Experimental Treatments – drug treatments (e.g., Alimta®), gene therapy, immunotherapy, photodynamic and multimodality therapy.
Alternative Mesothelioma Treatment Options – click the link to see the full list of alternative treatments that may be of help when looking for alternative choices.
Treatment for mesothelioma is based on the stage that the cancer has progressed to at the time of first being diagnosed with the asbestos cancer. Click here for details…
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog
Mesothelioma Community Network
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance on Twitter
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance on Google+
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance on Facebook
It is our hope that the information provided in this post will be passed on to others and that the information has provided a glimpse into this asbestos caused cancer, raising awareness and motivating folks to learn more about this cancer and ways to prevent it, and to help move to a full ban on the use of asbestos in the United States and throughout the world.
Thank you, please be sure to mark your calendar September 26, 2014, Mesothelioma Awareness Day and in some way please show your support for those suffering from mesothelioma!