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There is no size threshold which explains asbestos one - only direct cause of mesothelioma, but this risk will continue to occur with increasing activities conducted each day. Therefore, it will be more experienced mesothelioma in people who have worked in factories producing or processing asbestos-containing objects. In addition, family members of workers itup, also at risk for impact, because asbestos fibers can stick to clothes worn. Based on the section where the mesothelioma cancer occurs, then the mesothelioma is divided into several types.
Types of Mesothelioma
1. Peritoneal mesothelioma
This cancer occurs, the tissue that lines the stomach.
Signs and symptoms:
- Pain in the abdomen
- Swelling of the abdomen
- Changes in bowel movements, such as being more often suffer from diarrhea or constipation
- Bump on the mesh in the abdominal area
- Weight loss sudden
2. Pericardial mesothelioma
The cancer occurs in the lining tissue around the heart. Signs and symptoms of pericardial mesothelioma and tunica vaginalis are unclear. There is no complete information on this subject. Pericardial mesothelioma have signs and symptoms that may include hard to breathe or pain in the chest
3. Mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis
This cancer occurs in the lining around the testicles. Signs and Symptoms of mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis was first detected by the enlargement of the testicles.
4. Pleural malignant mesothelioma
The cancer occurs in the tissue lining around the lungs and is the most common type.
Signs and symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Feels pain when breathing
- Feels pain when coughing
- Pain felt on the bottom of the rib cage
- Appear unusual lumps on the chest under the skin layer
- Body weight decreased abruptly
- Dry cough
Causes & Risk Factors for Mesothelioma
- Health conditions
- Exposed to asbestos fiber dust pollution
- Life and living with someone who works in an environment with asbestos
- SV40 virus found in many primates
- X-ray radiation
- Family history with mesothelioma
We need for special attention if we are working in an environment with asbestos. Workplace environment and cause more pollution asbestos is, among other things :
- Factory workers
- Electronic components factory
- Manufacture of rail
- The shipbuilding
- Construction workers
Mesothelioma Cancer Prevention
The best way to prevent mesothelioma is to avoid or at least minimize asbestos pollution. Conducting outreach and explanation of the effects of asbestos were used in public buildings such as schools, offices, and other places. Immediately contact a technical specialist who can control manufacturing and materials can provide the best solutions and secure.
Prevention for Industrial environment is expected that all workers can Following regulatory safety standards, using equipment that can support safety, such as using a mask and using a special working clothes.
Prevention for general environments need special attention when using objects that contain asbestos. Although classified as severe disease, mesothelioma cancer is one cancer that can be cured.