Virtually everybody reading this article will have heard of cancer previously. When you go to see your doctor, pretty much the last thing you want to hear, is that you have cancer. Most of us, associate it with a death sentence. Mesothelioma cancer is also a very deadly form of cancer, but in one very important sense, it is really different than almost all other types of cancer.
when a person is diagnosed with prostate cancer, in most instances, they will ask their physician how they got it. The doctor will usually reply, there are many reasons people get it, but we cannot tell you exactly how or why, you happened to come down with it. In fact, this is true with most forms of cancer today.
There is evidence starting to circulate that eating too many processed forms of foods and maintaining a western style of diet contributes to it. But, until further research is done to confirm this suspicion, it is still only a good guess.
if you were to ask almost any smoker if they knew they were risking dying prematurely and catching cancer, they would almost all tell you “yes”. Then if you were to ask them why they do it, most of them would tell you that they are addicted to tobacco. At some point in their life, they made the conscious decision to start smoking.
so, if you get cancer today, you either choose to do some kind of activity that increased the possibility of you getting it. Or, the doctors pretty much have no clue why you got it, and another member of your family did not.
That is precisely where and how mesothelioma cancer is different from almost every other form of this terrifying disease. You see, the people that got it, did not get it for no reason at all. The doctors know exactly why most people contracted it. The patients that have died from it, did not choose to do something that increased their risk of coming down cancer.
The people that contracted mesothelioma cancer, as sad as this is to say, simply lacked knowledge. All that had to be done to save most of their lives was to attend a half hour training seminar on the subject, and their entire life could have been different.
most of the people that get it either work, or live in buildings constructed in the 40’s or 50’s. Back then there was a substance called “asbestos”, which was very widely used as a construction material during this period. Simply breathing a few tiny particles of it in the air, is enough to start the disease incubating.
If you live or work in an older building, it is highly recommended that you do everything you can to learn about asbestos. You especially need to know how to recognize it, and when you do, stay as far away from it as possible. In most cases, mesothelioma cancer can be totally be prevented by never coming in contact with asbestos.