A recent article in NY Daily News highlights the rise of mesothelioma and women and the deadly disease and it affects on others. Second hand mesothelioma lawsuits are on the rise.
A woman from Minneapolis “didn’t work in an environment laden with asbestos. But her father did — he worked in mining — and that’s how she thinks she came down with disease.
Her case is unusual because the cancer usually strikes older men, especially veterans, though women are the fasting-growing group of patients.”
People are increasingly being diagnosed with mesothelioma even though they did not work in or around the asbestos mineral fibers. One explanation put forth is that more and more people – the wives, daughters and sons – have been exposed to the asbestos mineral fibers by male relatives who worked in asbestos-heavy industries.
And, according to mesothelioma specialists, it is not exactly known how much asbestos exposure it takes to develop mesothelioma and mesothelioma is extremely rare and it is not easily detected via screening tests.
For more on mesothelioma and asbestos, please visit the links below:
- An Overview
- Asbestos Connection
- Exposure to Asbestos
- Signs and Symptoms
- Diagnosis/Staging and Treatment
- Go To Asbestos
- Asbestos & Mesothelioma News
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