Books for Mesothelioma Patients and their Loved Ones [Guest Post]
for Mesothelioma Patients and their Loved Ones
mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a form of cancer where malignant cancer cells
form and develop on the thin layer of the tissue that lines the abdomen, lungs
or chest wall. These cells can also form on the tissue that covers the
testicles and the heart.
on where in the body the cancer forms.
There are three types of mesothelioma:
mesothelioma: This is the most
common type of mesothelioma where the cancer cells form on the lining of
the lungs. This type accounts for nearly 75% of all mesothelioma cases.
mesothelioma: This is the 2nd most common type, which
affects the protiective tissue lining of the abdomen. This type accounts for 20-25% of all
- Lastly, pericardial
mesothelioma: This type is very
rare which affects the tissue lining that covers the heart. The reason
this is very rare is because asbestos fibers are either swallowed or
inhaled. In order for the asbestos
fibers to reach the lining of the heart, they need to first miss being
lodged onto the lungs or the abdomen and then they need to travel to
attach itself to the lining of the heart.
This only occurs when mesothelioma is in it’s worst stage and has
already metastasized throughout the body.
by the exposure to asbestos. The only way to develop it is if a person either
inhales or ingests micro asbestos fibers that are hanging in the air. After initial asbestos exposure, it takes 20+
years for a person to start showing mesothelioma symptoms. Here is a great video that talks about the
symptoms of mesothelioma.
to six fibrous minerals that occur naturally. These are: crocidolite,
chrysotile, amosite, tremolite, anthophyllite and actinolite. Asbestos has
microscopic fibers that are extremely resistant to breakdowns, chemical
reactions and fire. These properties made it very popular in the past and it
was used in different industrial and commercial applications. It was a
preferred material for the manufacture of products like roofing shingles,
ceiling materials, floor tiles, textile products, automotive parts and textile
products among others.
discovery that exposure to it is scientifically and directly linked to
mesothelioma and asbestosis.
about mesothelioma and asbestos
diagnosed with mesothelioma, you might want to learn more about this disease, asbestos,
as well as your options on how to fight/treat this rare form of cancer.
about mesothelioma and asbestos:
and Geoffrey Tweedale. The duo has written other books on mining and health
topics. This particular book cites different journals, official documents,
letters and studies. It provides details of how companies that used asbestos
defended themselves and how the media, mesothelioma victims and medical
practitioners challenged the industry.
Harvey I. Pass, Michele Carbone and Nicholas Vogelzang. It provides information
about innovative treatment options for mesothelioma. It also gives an account
of pathology and science behind this disease while discussing clinical and latest
medical advances about treatment and diagnosis of mesothelioma. The book
touches on multimodality mesothelioma treatments.
Cancer and Mesothelioma
insights into issues facing mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. It
covers a wide range of topics including development of different cancers,
clinical trials, medications, treatment options and management of grief and
strong emotions that are associated with mesothelioma.
Questions and Answers about Mesothelioma
issues that relate to mesothelioma. It provides practical and authoritative
answers from patients and doctors.
Official Patient’s Sourcebook on Malignant Mesothelioma
M.D is a detailed sourcebook for patients. It is a researched reference manual
that provides important information about mesothelioma. The book cites
different clinical trials and studies.
patients and their loved ones to understand what they might go through, what
they need and how to prepare themselves after a mesothelioma diagnosis.