Mesothelioma During Pregnancy

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer and asbestos-related disease that affects the protective lining of the lungs and abdomen. Doctors find it hard to diagnose a mesothelioma because it’s signs and symptoms are very much the same with other common ailments and it’s already in the advanced stages when diagnosed. This disease is more prevalent in men over the age of 65 than children and women who will have this cancer possibly due to secondary exposure to asbestos.

Developing mesothelioma during pregnancy can cause no harm to the baby. There is no chance that the asbestos will affect the baby since it is not genetically transmitted. Chest pain, abdominal pain, swelling, anemia, and fever are some of the symptoms that often mistaken as pneumonia which results in slow detection of cancer.

Mesothelioma facts including symptoms, treatment, risk factors and diagnosis are available on the internet. If you or any of your family member is being exposed to asbestos fibers and dust it takes years before the cancer is diagnosed. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are the two possible treatment to cure cancer. Pregnant women are safe to undergo traditional chemotherapy treatment.

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  1. Mesothelioma is a lung infection from assobtes fibers that Impact the lungs. In the fifties a Doctor was studying the disease from miners and ship workers from the forties. He found something odd. All people who worked in certain mines and ships were infected with assobtes fibers. These do not break down in the body but, rather impact and form a nodule that can be a secondary cause of cancer along with the irritation of cigarette smoke. It was found in the mills today that used this assobtes as fire retardant so, the mills that used assobtes came under the guns. Many of the employees were coming down with secondary lung cancer that followed in some. There is and never was a connection to sex in any way.

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