Let’s Take a Moment for Mesothelioma
To be honest I had heard of Mesothelioma but I had absolutely no idea what it was or what it meant. But a guy named Cameron who seems pretty decent got in touch and asked if I’d be willing to share with you a few facts about the disease… If you’re as ignorant about the disease as me, I consider this post incredibly productive because we’re learning something important.
Almost 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year. They are given an average of 10 months to live.
Exposure to asbestos is the number one cause of the disease.
Asbestos can be found in many older homes, schools, factories and commercial buildings.
Asbestos has not been banned in the U.S.
Men are more likely to be diagnosed with Mesothelioma than women.
Because the symptoms resemble other respiratory problems, getting a diagnosis can be difficult.