• What Is Mesothelioma?

    What Is Mesothelioma?

    Mesothelioma the medical name for cancer of the pleura (the lining of the lung and chest cavity) or cancer of the peritoneum (the lining of the abdomen). It is usually caused by prolonged or persistent exposure to asbestos. Symptoms of mesothelioma may not appear until between twenty and fifty years after exposure, which explains why

  • Chemotherapy Gave Us A Gift of Time

    Chemotherapy Gave Us A Gift of Time

    In December 1999, my beloved husband of 32 years was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma and given a prognosis of 3 to 9 months. He was a former Wittenoom child who at the tender age of seven lived in Wittenoom for period of seven short months. Tragically it was long enough for him to inhale the

  • Mesothelioma – The Largest Man Made Epidemic

    Mesothelioma – The Largest Man Made Epidemic

    It is documented that Australia had the highest per capita use of asbestos in the world from the 1950’s until the 1970’s. As a tragic consequence, Australia now has the highest per capita incidence of mesothelioma in the world. With more than 500 Australians contracting mesothelioma per year, it is estimated that up to 18,000

  • How Is Mesothelioma Treated?

    How Is Mesothelioma Treated?

    Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles. However, they may have been been exposed to asbestos dust and fibre in other ways. This could include working with asbestos or by home renovation using asbestos cement products or even by washing the clothes of a family member who worked

  • Who is at Increased Risk For Developing Mesothelioma?

    Who is at Increased Risk For Developing Mesothelioma?

    Since the late 1800’s Asbestos has been mined and used commercially. The use of Asbestos dramatically increased during World War II and since the early 1940’s millions of Americans have been exposed to asbestos dust working within industries where initially the risks were not known. There has been widespread exposure to Asbestos by workers within

  • Mesothelioma Cancer

    Mesothelioma Cancer

    Mesothelioma is a type of cancer involving mesothelial tissues of body organs usually lungs or abdominal. It is often caused by exposure to asbestos. However, there are 30-50% of patients without any history of asbestos exposure. People who have received asbestos exposure of as little as one or two months to very low doses are


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