The long road to illness

After exposure to asbestos fibers, it may take anywhere from twenty to fifty years for symptoms of malignancy to surface. If symptoms do surface before that time, they are often discounted or misdiagnosed as something else such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease, pneumonia, or even the flu. Unfortunately, a misdiagnosis allows the real …

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Pleura and Mesothelioma

What does the word pleura have anything to do with mesothelioma? Well, the two have more in common than you may think. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer developed after years of exposure to harmful toxins known as asbestos. These toxins are breathed in and over time, develop into the deadly disease called mesothelioma. Mesothelioma …

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