ANY BODY KNOW WHAT IS MESOTHELIMIA AND ITS CAUSES

India
December 11, 2006 8:38am CST
DO ANY BODY KNOW WHAT IS MESOTHELIMIA AND ITS CARE . I DONT KNOW BUT KNOW THAT IT IS HAVING A HIGH KEYWORD RATE WOULD ANY ONE LET ME KNOW WHAT IS MESOTHELIMIA.
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@swarn47 (1707)
• India
19 Jan 07
Are you sure that your spellings are correct. This what I what I found after making a search on the internet. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer. In mesothelioma, malignant cells are found in the sac lining of the chest (the pleura) or the abdomen (the peritoneum). The majority of people with mesothelioma have a history of jobs that exposed them to asbestos, an insulation material. Description In the chest and abdominal cavities, as well as in the cavity around the heart (pericardial sac), there is a layer of specialized cells called mesothelial cells. These cells also surround the outer surface of most internal organs. These cells form tissue called mesothelium. The primary risk factor for developing mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. In the past, asbestos was used as a very effective type of insulation. The use of this material, however, has been declining since the link between asbestos and mesothelioma has become known. It is thought that when the fibers of asbestos are inhaled, some of them reach the ends of the small airways and penetrate into the pleural lining. There the fibers may directly harm mesothelial cells and eventually cause mesothelioma. If the fibers are swallowed, they can reach the abdominal cavity, where they can contribute to the formation of peritoneal mesothelioma. Exposure to certain types of radiation as well as to a chemical related to asbestos known as zeolite has also been related to incidences of mesothelioma. The early symptoms of mesothelioma are often ignored, because they may be caused by a variety of ailments. These symptoms include: • pain in the lower back or at the side of the chest • shortness of breath • difficulty swallowing • cough • fever • fatigue • abdominal pain, weight loss, and nausea and vomiting (symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma) Source: http://www.answers.com/topic/mesothelioma