Who is the person affected by Mesothelioma

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Who is the person affected by Mesothelioma

Who is the person affected by mesothelioma For aggressive cancers associated with asbestos some mesothelioma researchers propose a genetic component. At the 2010 International Symposium on Applied Foundation Mesothelioma Research, Jill Ohar MD of Wake Forest School of Medicine reported research that supports the possibility that people who develop mesothelioma may have the genetic susceptibility.




Shipbuilding, manufacture of aircraft, pipes, insulation, railroad and automotive brakes and clutches, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, drywall, refractory materials, cement, that is the material that is very commonly used in the American industry called Asbestos. and hundreds of other uses occurred between the years between 1940 and 1980. An estimated 40 percent of the US workforce, around 27 million Americans, were exposed to their workplaces to asbestos. Most of those affected do not develop mesothelioma. Constantly around 3000 per year, the number of new mesothelioma cases identified each year.


The relatively small number that develops mesothelioma has led researchers to ask what might be the difference, among workers who experienced the same asbestos exposure, between the majority who did not develop mesothelioma, and those who did. Their answers show some very interesting patterns. John and his colleagues worked from their database of 5000 people exposed to asbestos, of whom 327 developed mesothelioma. They asked everything about asbestos exposure and their general health status.

Shipbuilding, manufacture of aircraft, pipes, insulation, railroad and automotive brakes and clutches, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, drywall, refractory materials, cement, that is the material that is very commonly used in the American industry called Asbestos. and hundreds of other uses occurred between the years between 1940 and 1980. An estimated 40 percent of the US workforce, around 27 million Americans, were exposed to their workplaces to asbestos. Most of those affected do not develop mesothelioma. Constantly around 3000 per year, the number of new mesothelioma cases identified each year.

The relatively small number that develops mesothelioma has led researchers to ask what might be the difference, among workers who experienced the same asbestos exposure, between the majority who did not develop mesothelioma, and those who did. Their answers show some very interesting patterns. John and his colleagues worked from their database of 5000 people exposed to asbestos, of whom 327 developed mesothelioma. They asked everything about asbestos exposure and their general health status.


The first age of exposure of workers who developed mesothelioma tended to be younger at their first exposure to asbestos. In the 1940s, they were young men and women who voluntarily left high school, at the age of 17 or 18 to join the military, or work in the defense industry. Cells in younger people tend to be more susceptible to carcinogenic agents (cancer-causing). Even a delay of several years, time spent in college or in work that does not involve asbestos exposure, seems to have a protective effect. Military services of Mesothelioma patients are more likely to serve in the military. Services in the military increase the likelihood of exposure to asbestos.

Demonstrating greater vulnerability, the diagnosis of other cancers of Mesothelioma patients is three times more likely than other workers exposed to asbestos to have another cancer diagnosis at the time of their mesothelioma diagnosis. may be genetically mediated, to carcinogenic agents.
Cancer in first-order relatives People diagnosed with mesothelioma is also three times more likely than other workers exposed to asbestos to have first-order relatives (parents, brothers or sisters, or children) who have a cancer diagnosis. Children of people with a mesothelioma diagnosis are seven times more likely to have a cancer diagnosis.
The research message from Dr. Ohar stated that mesothelioma can be part of a broader genetic vulnerability to cancer-causing agents. Genetic susceptibility by itself does not cause meso diagnosis. Exposure to asbestos does not guarantee that someone will get a mess. But combining exposure, especially at a young age, with genetic vulnerability, and the chance to develop mesothelioma increases dangerously. If you or a loved one is exposed to asbestos fibers, especially at work, and has received a mesothelioma diagnosis, you need to consult with an experienced asbestos mesothelioma lawyer to determine if you might have an actionable case against the employer. Thank you for reading the article, see you in the next article



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