Who Is the Person Affected by Mesothelioma!!!


Please Wait

Who Is the Person Affected by Mesothelioma!!!

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

Shipbuilding, manufacturing of aircraft, pipes, insulation, automotive trains and brakes and clutches, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, drywall, refractory materials, cement, that is a material that is very commonly used in the industry in America which is called Asbestos. and hundreds of other uses took place between the years between 1940 and 1980. Of the US workforce, around 27 million Americans, exposed to their workplace asbestos, and an estimated 40 percent. 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 amount that develops mesothelioma has led researchers to ask what might be the difference, among workers who experience the same asbestos exposure, among the majority who do not develop mesothelioma, and those who do it.

Their answers show some very interesting patterns. John and his colleagues worked from their database of 5,000 people exposed to asbestos, of whom 327 developed mesothelioma. They asked everything about asbestos exposure and their general health status

The first exposure age of workers who developed mesothelioma tended to be younger in their first exposure to asbestos. In the 1940s, they were young men and women who volunteered out of 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 (cause of cancer). Even a delay of several years, time spent in college or in work that does not involve exposure to asbestos, seems to have a protective effect. Military services for Mesothelioma patients are more likely to serve in the military. Services in the military increase the likelihood of exposure to asbestos.

Showing greater vulnerability, other cancer diagnoses of Mesothelioma patients are three times more likely than other workers exposed to asbestos to have a diagnosis of other cancers at the time of diagnosis of their mesothelioma. may be genetically mediated, against carcinogenic agents.


Cancer in first-order relatives People diagnosed with mesothelioma are 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 diagnosis of mesothelioma are seven times more likely to have a cancer diagnosis.

That mesothelioma can be part of a broader genetic vulnerability to cancer-causing agents was a message from Dr. Ohar, a researcher. Genetic susceptibility by itself does not cause meso diagnosis. Exposure to asbestos does not guarantee that someone will get meso. But it combines 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 diagnosis of mesothelioma, you need to consult an experienced asbestos mesothelioma lawyer to determine whether you might have a case that can be followed up with the employer.

Thank you for reading the article, see you in the next article



Powered by Blogger