It may not come as a surprise to many that where you work affects your risk of developing mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a word plaguing television commercials and highway ads and has become something close to a household name as lawyers vie for the chance to represent victims in court. The disease that used to be a mystery to many can now be easily identified and people generally understand it is caused by exposure to asbestos, often while working in particular industries.
Close to 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year. People are going to the doctor complaining of shortness of breath, chest pain, and fluid in the chest and are being misdiagnosed with benign conditions, only later finding they have incurable cancer. It's this medical phenomenon that's causing people to be diagnosed at a stage too late to really leave many treatment options open. read more