December 2014 Blog Posts (2)

Understanding the Causes of the Lung Disease Called Asbestosis

The lung disease known as asbestosis is named after the toxic material asbestos – it was previously extensively used in industries such as construction because of its excellent insulation capabilities against fire. However once it was realised how hazardous asbestos is when breathed in, a…

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Added by Jeremy Smith on December 24, 2014 at 4:29am — No Comments

Understanding the Stages of Mesothelioma

The condition known as mesothelioma is a type of lung cancer that affects the encasing layers (mesothelial membrane) of many of the body’s organs. It is caused exclusively by exposure to the dangerously harmful fibres contained in asbestos materials.

Knowing the stage of progression of any type of cancer is crucial, since it tells doctors how far the cancer has spread so that they can prescribe treatment accordingly.

During the diagnostic process (see ‘Guide to Diagnosing…

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Added by Jeremy Smith on December 19, 2014 at 4:31am — No Comments

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