Posts made in April, 2015


Cancers and Asbestos


Posted By on Apr 15, 2015

It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from or what your net worth is – cancer can come to you at any time.

Take the example of Taylor Swift, for example. Successful, loved by millions, young, and beautiful – tragedy can strike even now at the height of her career as her beloved mother has been recently diagnosed with cancer. The Swift family has chosen not to disclose the full details of Andrea Swift’s diagnosis and treatment, but urged families everywhere to get checked as soon as possible as early detection can save lives and make the transition and treatment just that much easier.

There are some cancers that are quite treatable, where the patients have a high chance to coming out of it the treatment with no evidence of cancer (NEC). Such cancers where these situations are possible are cancers like breast cancer or osteosarcoma. Usually, these treatments involve the extraction of the infected or cancerous part of the body to keep it from spreading. There is usually a percentage of remission, whatever the circumstance may be.

However, not all cancers are easily detectable or are even curable. These cancers are as rare as they are malignant and one such example is that of mesothelioma. This is a kind of cancer that is caused by even the littlest bit of exposure to asbestos and can be so insidious that it could take years before any signs even develop. This is a kind of cancer that usually takes hold of the lungs or abdomen but, according to the website of mesothelioma lawyers Williams Kherkher, there have been some cases where it has been shown to affect the heart as well.

Asbestos has been outlawed from use as construction material, due to its harmful side effects (mesothelioma being its most lethal possibility), and exposure to such material warrants an investigation in order to know how and where the victim was exposed to asbestos. As was said before, cancer does not choose its patients by any kind of social construct – sometimes, all it takes is an innocent, unwitting bystander who so happens to be at the wrong place, at the wrong time, to breathe that toxic air.

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